Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on August 24, 2023. Trump is expected to surrender at the Fulton County jail, where he will be booked on 13 charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Former President Donald Trump, who is accused of trying to overturn Georgia’s election results, has been booked at the Fulton County Jail, according to the county jail website.
Trump, who was indicted by a grand jury last week, arrived at the Rice Street jail in a sprawling motorcade at 7:34 p.m. Thursday.
Outside the jail, his fans outnumbered his critics as his most ardent backers traveled from all over the country to line up along Rice Street in a show of support. A throng of reporters from all over the world gathered outside the county jail to observe the historic moment.
He had approved a $200,000 bond agreement, which bars him from threatening or intimidating anyone involved in the case – including on social media where the former president is prolific.
The Fulton County indictment represents Trump’s fourth this year. He is charged with violating Georgia’s RICO Act and litany of other charges tied to efforts to overturn the election in a state where he lost by nearly 12,000 votes.
District Attorney Fani Willis requested a special purpose grand jury in early 2022 to investigate whether Trump and his allies illegally interfered in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. She pursued the probe after Trump pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss to Joe Biden.
A grand jury handed up a 41-count indictment against 19 defendants, alleging they were part of a “criminal organization” bent on overturning the 2020 election results by convincing state lawmakers in key states to tap fake electors.
Read the 98-page indictment here.
Last updated: 7:40 pm
This story was published earlier by the Georgia Recorder, an affiliate of the nonprofit States Newsroom network, which includes the Florida Phoenix.
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