Former US President, Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to a case that implicates him and 18 others in efforts to overturn Georgia election results.
“As evidenced by my signature below, I do hereby waive formal arraignment and enter my plea of NOT GUILTY to the Indictment in this case,” as Trump said in a court filing in Fulton County Superior Court.
Waiving his former arraignment means that Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, won’t have to appear in person for an arraignment hearing in Fulton County Superior Court next week to face the charges.
Donald and 18 others were charged earlier this month in a 41-count charge that summarizes an alleged strategy to degrade the will of Georgia voters who had chosen Democrat Joe Biden over the Republican incumbent in the presidential election.
Trump previously traveled to Georgia on August 24 to turn himself in at the Fulton County Jail and he became the first US president to have his mugshot taken.
Trump faces a New York state trial in March involving a hush money payment to a porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to prevent her from discussing a sexual encounter she said she had with Trump in 2006.
May in Florida for allegedly mishandling federal classified documents.