Georgia Grand Jury Finds No Evidence of Election Fraud, Recommends Perjury Charges


Portions of a report issued by a special grand jury looking into possible meddling in the 2020 election in Georgia are shown after being released Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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A Georgia grand jury that examined interference in the 2020 election has found no evidence of fraud as repeatedly claimed by former President Donald Trump. The panel’s final report released Thursday also recommended perjury charges for unnamed witnesses suspected of lying under oath.

In a nine-page release, the panel’s rejection of election fraud showed a direct rebuke of the former president and represented one of the few notable nuggets contained in the release. The panel wrote, “we find by a unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election.”

FILE – Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney speaks during a hearing to decide if the final report by a special grand jury looking into possible interference in the 2020 presidential election can be released Jan. 24, 2023, in Atlanta. The special grand jury is expressing concerns that some of the witnesses called to testify may have lied under oath. The panel recommends that the district attorney “seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling.” But the report does not name the people who are alleged to have lied. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

It went on to say that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it. In addition, prosecutors have designated nearly two dozen people as targets in the inquiry, including Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and a group of Republican electors who falsely certified that Trump won.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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