Trump Co-Defendants Begin To Surrender In Georgia Election Case

Written by Lisa Murimi

Four individuals accused of conspiring with former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia have surrendered to authorities.

Attorney John Eastman and Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall turned themselves in on Tuesday, while former Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer and another defendant, Cathy Latham, surrendered on Wednesday. Trump himself has announced his intention to surrender on Thursday afternoon.

The charges against Trump include racketeering and election meddling, totaling 13 charges. He has denied any wrongdoing, claiming the charges are politically motivated.

In a statement on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump asserted his commitment to election integrity and stated he would proudly be arrested. Prosecutors have set a deadline for all defendants to surrender by noon local time on Friday.

John Eastman, a key figure in the alleged plot to meddle with the 2020 election, represented Trump in a lawsuit attempting to overturn election results in several states. He was released on a $100,000 bond and expressed his belief that the 2020 election was stolen.

Scott Hall faces seven charges related to his alleged involvement in a voting systems breach in Coffee County in January 2021. Trump is also expected to have his mugshot taken when booked at the Fulton County Jail.

The case in Georgia is one of several criminal indictments facing Trump, including 78 charges across three other cases. Trump’s co-defendants have criticized him for not covering their legal fees, sparking debate within his support base.

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