Fulton County's special purpose grand jury, led by District Attorney Fani Willis

The special purpose grand jury taking place in Fulton County is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke Georgia laws in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Since his loss in the 2020 presidential election, Trump and his allies have spread disinformation about election fraud taking place. Across the country, no voter fraud sufficient enough to affect the outcome of the election was found. 

In January 2021, Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to “find 11,780 votes” for him in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. This prompted the SPGJ investigation, led by Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis.

The grand jury, seated by 23 grand jurors, cannot indict or charge any individuals in the investigation. They can only give recommend whether or not an individual should be prosecuted in a criminal court.

Update: The special grand jury was dissolved on Jan. 9, 2023.

Key Players

Updated 01/26/23


Fani Willis
Fulton County District AttorneyInvestigating whether Trump and his allies broke Georgia laws in an attempt to overturn election resultsN/A

Robert McBurney
Fulton County Superior Court JudgeMakes rulings regarding the SPGJ’s investigation; does not attend testimoniesN/A

Donald Trump
Former U.S. PresidentAttempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in GeorgiaNO

Mark Meadows
Former White House Chief of StaffParticipated in the phone call between Trump and RaffenspergerYES

Brad Raffensperger
Georgia Secretary of StateReceived the phone call from TrumpYES

Rudy Giuliani
Personal attorney for TrumpSpread false claims of election fraud, led efforts to overturn election resultsYES

Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator (South Carolina)Placed phone calls to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office seeking to explore a more favorable outcome for TrumpYES

Brian Kemp
Governor of GeorgiaPressured by Trump to overturn the election results in GeorgiaYES

Gabriel Sterling
Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Secretary of State’s OfficeAt a press conference, urged Trump to stop his efforts to overturn the election results in GeorgiaYES
(photos: AP)

For a list of public officials and fake electors involved, read more here.

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