GA: Disgraced former president will skip arraignment; pleads not guilty in election theft conspiracy case

Source: Axios

“Former President Trump will not attend his arraignment next week in Fulton County, Georgia and pled not guilty to all charges in the state’s election subversion case against him, according to a court filing on Thursday. It’s a change for the former president, who has strategically seized on his court appearances to fundraise and galvanize his base. … The former president waived his arraignment appearance, which was scheduled for Sept. 6, related to charges on his alleged efforts to subvert 2020 election results in Georgia. ‘Understanding my rights, I do hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present at my arraignment on the indictment and my right to have it read to me in open court,’ per the court document.” (08/31/23)