1. Donald Trump, Former US president : Trump falsely claimed victory after the 2020 election—and then tried to overturn the results in Georgia and other states, attempting to steal a second term. In a series of phone calls, he pressured Georgia election officials to help his efforts, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. He filed meritless lawsuits that tried to nullify the results in Georgia and tried to convince state legislators there to toss Biden’s legitimate electoral votes and replace them with GOP electors. When that scheme didn’t work, his campaign tried to put forward a slate of fake Republican electors. And Trump relentlessly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to recognize those illegitimate GOP electors while presiding over the Electoral College certification on January 6.
  2. Mark Meadows; White House chief of staff : Meadows was Trump’s final White House chief of staff. He played a key role in exploring ways to overturn the 2020 election. He was on the phone when Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes to change the outcome. He attended a December 2020 White House meeting where Trump considered using the military to seize voting machines. Meadows also visited the site of a post-election audit in Cobb County, Georgia. And emails show that he urged Justice Department officials to investigate shoddy fraud allegations, though that is not part of the charges.
  3. Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer: Giuliani was one of Trump’s most outspoken lawyers in 2020, promoting unhinged conspiracy theories about the election. He appeared before Georgia state lawmakers three times in December 2020, where he peddled lies about widespread fraud in the state. Even after those allegations were investigated and disproven, Giuliani continued pushing the debunked claims. He also supported the “fake elector” scheme. He spoke at Trump’s infamous January 6 rally in favor of Pence using his role in the Electoral College certification process to nullify Biden’s win.
  4. John Eastman; Trump lawyer: Eastman is a right-wing attorney who advised Trump on how to subvert the 2020 election. He devised and promoted six-step plan for Pence to overturn Biden’s election victory while presiding over the Electoral College certification on January 6. He also urged Georgia state lawmakers to appoint fake GOP electors to replace the legitimate slate of Democratic electors. A bipartisan array of legal scholars have said Eastman’s schemes were unconstitutional.
  5. Jeffrey Clark, Top Justice Department official: Clark was a senior Trump appointee at the Justice Department who tried to use his powers as a federal official to overturn the 2020 election. He drafted a letter, which was ultimately never sent, promoting false claims of voting irregularities and urged Georgia lawmakers to consider throwing out Biden’s legitimate electors. Clark lobbied Trump to make him the acting attorney general, so he could send the letter and have the Justice Department intervene in the Georgia election. Trump decided not to put Clark in charge after other senior Justice Department officials threatened to resign.
  6. Sidney Powell, Trump campaign lawyer: Powell was one of Trump’s election lawyers who promoted unhinged conspiracy theories about nationwide vote-rigging and filed meritless lawsuits that tried to overturn the results. Powell was in direct  contact with the Trump supporters who breached a voting system in rural Coffee County, Georgia, which prosecutors say was an effort to interfere with the 2020 election. She was also at a White House meeting with Trump in December 2020 where there was a discussion of appointing her as a special counsel to “investigate allegations of voter fraud in Georgia and elsewhere.
  7. Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign lawyer: Ellis, a right-wing attorney who represented Trump in 2020, planned the hearings before Georgia lawmakers where Trump allies pushed baseless fraud claims that the indictment alleges is part of the conspiracy to change the election’s outcome. She also wrote legal memos arguing that Pence could block Biden’s victory from being certified by Congress on January 6, though that isn’t part of the charges.
  8. Mike Roman, Trump campaign official: While working for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, Roman was involved in unsuccessful efforts to use slates of fake GOP electors to block the certification of candidate Joe Biden’s election victory. During the campaign, Roman promoted baseless claims of massive voter fraud.
  9. Ray Smith, Trump campaign attorney: Smith, an attorney for Trump’s 2020 campaign in Georgia, also participated in a Georgia Senate hearing in December 2020 where he falsely alleged widespread fraud and voting irregularities and argued that the results “must be vacated and cannot be allowed to stand.” In the indictment, prosecutors allege that Smith made false statements at that hearing about illegal voting by felons and dead people.
  10. Kenneth Chesebro, Pro-Trump lawyer: Chesebro is an attorney who worked on the Trump campaign’s efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 election. He was the architect of the campaign’s plot to put forward fake slates of pro-Trump electors in Georgia and other states. Chesebro and other Trump allies hoped Pence would delay Congress from certifying Biden’s victory -- or even possibly recognize the fake GOP electors while rejecting Biden’s lawful electors on January 6.
  11. Robert Cheeley, Pro-Trump lawyer: Cheeley, a Georgia-based trial attorney, participated in public hearings before Georgia state lawmakers where he and other Trump allies pushed baseless fraud claims. At a Georgia Senate hearing in December 2020, Cheeley showed video that he falsely claimed contained “evidence” of vote-rigging in Atlanta that “should shock the conscience” of Georgians.
  12. Trevian Kutti, Publicist tied to election worker intimidation: Kutti, a Chicago-based former publicist to musicians R. Kelly and Kanye West, allegedly pressured a Georgia elections worker. Prosecutors say in January 2021, Kutti sought a meeting with Ruby Freeman, a Fulton County elections worker who was among the election workers falsely accused by Trump and his allies of helping rig the election in Georgia, by counting fake mail-in ballots. At that meeting, videotaped by police, Kutti tried to influence Freeman about the supposed fraud, according to the indictment.
  13. Harrison Floyd, Leader of Black Voices for Trump: Floyd, a Maryland resident, is a leader of the organization Black Voices for Trump. According to court filings, Floyd arranged a meeting between Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman and Trevian Kutti, a former publicist to musicians R. Kelly and Kanye West. During the meeting, videotaped by police, Kutti allegedly pressured and threatened Freeman during the meeting, citing baseless claims that she was involved in voter fraud.
  14. Stephen Lee, Pastor tied to election worker intimidation : Lee, a pastor at a Lutheran church in suburban Chicago, was allegedly involved in efforts to attempt to pressure Ruby Freeman, a 2020 election worker in Atlanta, to falsely admit to fraud. Freeman called 911 after Lee knocked on her front door in December 2020. When a police officer confronted Lee in his car, he said he was trying to “get some truth on what’s going on,” according to police body camera footage.
  15. David Shafer, Georgia GOP chair and fake elector: Shafer is the former chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and previously was a longtime member of the Georgia State Senate. Shafer played a key role in organizing the Trump campaign’s slate of fake electors in the state, as part of the effort to subvert the Electoral College. He convened the 16 fake electors in the Georgia State Capitol in December 2020, where they signed a certificate falsely proclaiming that Trump won the state. He also served as a fake elector. (Only three of the 16 fake electors are facing charges.)
  16. Shawn Still: Fake GOP elector: Still was one of the 16 Republicans who served as “fake electors” in Georgia and signed paperwork claiming -- illegitimately -- that Trump had carried the state. This was part of the Trump campaign’s plan to subvert the Electoral College process and nullify Biden’s victory. He has been a Georgia State Senator, representing Atlanta suburbs, since January 2023. (Only three of the 16 fake electors are facing charges.)
  17. Scott Hall: Bail bondsman tied to Coffee County breach: Hall, a bail bondsman and pro-Trump poll-watcher in Atlanta, spent hours inside a restricted area of the Coffee County elections office when voting systems were breached in January 2021. The breach was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office, on the day of the breach. He testified before the grand jury in Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine.
  18. Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor: Hampton is the former election supervisor for rural Coffee County, where she allegedly facilitated an unlawful breach of voting systems after the 2020 election. In text messages, Hampton allegedly gave Trump attorneys a “written invitation” to access Georgia voting systems. Hampton is accused in the indictment of helping Trump-linked operatives "access information, data and the software of Georgia's coding system." The data was allegedly imaged from the Coffee County Elections Headquarters on January 7, 2021.
  19. Cathy Latham, Fake GOP elector tied to Coffee Co. breach: Latham was one of the 16 Republicans who served as “fake electors” in Georgia and signed paperwork claiming -- illegitimately -- that Trump had carried the state. Prosecutors say this was part of the Trump campaign’s plan to subvert the Electoral College and nullify Biden’s victory. She is the former chair of the Coffee County GOP and can be seen in surveillance video escorting Trump supporters into restricted areas of the Coffee County election office, where, according to prosecutors, they breached voter data. Latham has said she was not “personally involved’ in the breach.

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