'Bring them to justice': Georgians demand 'accountability' from Trump and accused co-conspirators

'Bring them to justice': Georgians demand 'accountability' from Trump and accused co-conspirators

Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis covers a lot of ground in her criminal case against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies, alleging that all of them committed serious crimes in their efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump's post-election activities are also the focus of a federal prosecution by special counsel Jack Smith, but Willis' case is typically described as "broad" and "sweeping" in contrast to Smith's lean-and-mean case.

Moreover, Willis — unlike Smith — is using RICO laws in her prosecution. Typically, RICO laws are used against mob bosses and drug dealers, not politicians. But Willis alleges that Trump's attempt to take Georgia's electoral votes away from now-President Joe Biden is an example of racketeering.

The Fulton County DA also alleges that defendants violated state law by copying voter software and other data in an elections office in Coffee County, Georgia — a matter that, according to Guardian reporter Timothy Pratt, was discussed during a Saturday, August 26 townhall event in the town of Douglas, which is part of Coffee County and is about 200 miles from Atlanta.

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Marilyn Marks, a speaker at the townhall and head of the Coalition for Good Governance, described the Coffee County debacle as a "travesty" and "the largest voting system breach in U.S. history."

Pratt explains, "It happened in January 2021, when multiple people working on behalf of Donald Trump allegedly entered the Coffee County elections office and copied software and other digital information from the agency's computers, gaining access to the entire elections system of the state of Georgia, home to about 7.9 million registered voters. The digital information obtained is now in an unknown number of hands, meaning that future elections could be affected in Georgia and in other states that use Dominion Voting Systems and other equipment made by partner companies."

A recurring theme during the townhall was that Trump pals who allegedly broke the law in Coffee County must not be allowed to get away with it.

Larry Nesmith, a Democratic organizer in Coffee County, told attendees, "Those responsible need to be held accountable. These are people I know. Those who haven't been indicted need to be. Bring them to justice. Don't let them walk away."

READ MORE:Fani Willis calls for October trial in Trump Fulton County case

Read The Guardian's full report at this link.

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