The jury selection process in Georgia’s Trump election investigation has begun.
Once selected, a special grand jury will decide if Donald Trump broke the law when he allegedly pressured Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to lose Georgia since 1992.
Accusations quickly spread that Trump pressured statewide officials to overturn the election results without providing evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis started her investigation early last year.
News cameras will broadcast part of the jury selection process, but they are not allowed to show the faces of potential jurors.
As Fox 5 Atlanta reports:
According to Georgia law, special grand juries may compel evidence and subpoena witnesses and may require the production of records, and documents, of any person, firm, or corporation which relate to the subject of the investigation being conducted by the investigative grand jury.
Trump’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his attorney Ryan Germany in November 2020 will perhaps be the most significant piece of evidence in the investigation into attempted interference with the 2020 election.
During the call, Trump told Raffensperger, “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.”
At one point in the call, Raffensperger said, “President Trump, we’ve had several lawsuits, and we’ve had to respond in court to the lawsuits and the contentions. We don’t agree that you have won.”
Raffensperger certified Joe Biden’s win after three recounts, including one requested by the Trump campaign.