'Majority' of Fulton grand jury members believe witnesses in election fraud case committed perjury

Sheet of voter information alleging fraud
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A "majority" of Fulton County, Georgia, special grand jury members have recommended prosecutors pursue "appropriate indictments" against witnesses they believe committed perjury over the course of their monthslong investigation into former President Donald Trump's alleged efforts to subvert his 2020 electoral loss in the state.

The perjury allegation comes in a heavily redacted series of documents released Thursday by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who is overseeing the grand jury's work on behalf of District Attorney Fani Willis. And although the newly public jury documents don't say who the members believe may have committed perjury, it does note that "the grand jury received evidence from or involving 75 witnesses during the course of this investigation, the overwhelming majority of which information was delivered in person under oath." Among those who testified — some against their will — before the grand jury were top-level Trump associates like former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, and attorneys John Eastman and Jenna Ellis.

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Rafi Schwartz, The Week US

Rafi Schwartz has worked as a politics writer at The Week since 2022, where he covers elections, Congress and the White House. He was previously a contributing writer with Mic focusing largely on politics, a senior writer with Splinter News, a staff writer for Fusion's news lab, and the managing editor of Heeb Magazine, a Jewish life and culture publication. Rafi's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GOOD and The Forward, among others.