Report: Georgia Eyeing Racketeering Charges Against Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump may be facing decades in prison for his efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.
“Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is examining whether to apply her state’s version of the law, the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as Georgia RICO, to the Trump team’s attempts to reverse his 2020 electoral defeat in the state,” VICE News reported on Friday.
Trump attempted to bully Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – both of whom are Republicans – into nitpicking through processed ballots to “find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state.”
Even if more votes for Trump were to have been found, he still would have lost the election to President Joe Biden. Nevertheless, he and his minions have insisted that the investigation is another liberal plot to smear his patinated name.
“This is simply the Democrats’ latest attempt to score political points by continuing their witch hunt against President Trump, and everybody sees through it,” Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller told VICE News.
Unfortunately for Trump, however, Georgia’s racketeering laws have a lower burden of proof than those of other states.
“Georgia RICO is a more flexible version of the notoriously complex federal RICO statute, which was originally created in 1970 to take down the mafia. Both the state and national versions effectively allow prosecutors to connect multiple crimes together into a pattern, and then apply a hefty sentence of up to 20 years in prison,” VICE News explained.