ATLANTA—Potential grand jurors in Georgia’s most populous county have been ordered to arrive at a downtown courthouse Monday as part of a county prosecutor’s probe into alleged efforts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Mr. Trump lost the election in Georgia by roughly 12,000 votes out of five million cast, the first Republican presidential candidate to lose here since 1992. Mr. Trump’s efforts to reverse that outcome included direct calls to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who oversees elections, and the lead investigator for his office.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, launched an investigation in early 2021 into efforts to influence Georgia’s election results.
Mr. Trump has called the investigation a political witch hunt. “What this Civil Special Grand Jury should be looking into is not my perfect phone call, but the large-scale voter fraud that took place in Georgia,” he said in a January 2022 statement.
Earlier this year, Ms. Willis wrote to the Fulton County Superior Court asking for a special grand jury. She said the investigation was being hindered because potential witnesses weren’t cooperating. A grand jury, with subpoena power, could force witnesses to testify.
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