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Updated Aug 16, 2023, 4:21pm EDT
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Fulton DA wants Trump trial to start on March 4, 2024

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked a judge Wednesday to start the trial against former President Donald Trump on March 4, 2024, about a week before the Republican presidential primary in Georgia and the day before Super Tuesday.

Willis indicted Trump and 18 alleged co-conspirators on Monday, accusing them of operating a criminal scheme that sought to overturn Trump’s election loss in Georgia.

In a court motion, Willis also asked for the defendants’ arraignments to take place the week of Sept. 5. The 19 defendants have been asked to surrender to county authorities by Friday, Aug. 25.

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Judges have already set preliminary trial dates in two of Trump’s other criminal cases.

A New York judge scheduled the Stormy Daniels hush money case to begin March 25, 2024 — three weeks after Willis wants her trial to begin.

And the federal judge overseeing the case related to Trump’s handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago set a trial start date of May 20, 2024.

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A trial date has not been set in the federal Jan. 6 case related to Trump’s efforts to subvert the 2020 election, though Special Counsel Jack Smith has suggested the date of Jan. 2, 2024.

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