Donald Trump is indicted in Georgia for trying to overturn election loss, adding to his long list of legal troubles

Donald Trumpand several allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday, accused of scheming to illegally overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. It’s the fourth criminal case to be brought against the former president and the second to allege that he tried to subvert the results of the vote.

The Fulton County grand jury indictment of Trump follows a two-year investigation ignited by aJanuary 2021 phone callin which the then-president suggested that Georgia’s Republican secretary of state could help him “find 11,780 votes” needed to reverse his narrow loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

Other defendants included former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and a Trump administration Justice Department official, Jeffrey Clark, who advanced his efforts to undo his election loss in Georgia.

Trump was previouslyindicted in early Augustby a federal grand jury forconspiring to undermine the 2020 voteand prevent the peaceful transfer of power through a series of lies and unlawful actions taken after the general election and leading up to theviolent riotby his supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He pleaded not guilty in that case.

As indictments mount, Trump — the leading Republican candidate for president in 2024 —often invokes his distinctionas the only former president to face criminal charges. He iscampaigning and fundraisingaround these themes, portraying himself as the victim of Democratic prosecutors out to get him.

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