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Could Georgia Be Trump’s Biggest Legal Threat?

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnete County Elections Office on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. With the surge in vote by mail/absentee ballots, analysts cauti... LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnete County Elections Office on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. With the surge in vote by mail/absentee ballots, analysts cautioned it could take days to count all the ballots, leading some states to initially look like victories for President Trump only to later shift towards democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 11, 2021 1:07 p.m.

It’s too early to know for sure. But I’ve begun to wonder whether ex-President Trump’s greatest legal jeopardy may not be in Georgia, where there is what seems to be a pretty active investigation into his efforts to bully Republican officials into falsifying the 2020 election results and making him President. (We now have the actual recording of another of those bullying calls, the existence of which was reported back in January.) Trump ended his presidency in such a burst of criminality that it’s easy to lose sight of the egregiousness of so many of the individual acts. But the Georgia effort makes a good claim to be the most egregious.

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