Former President Donald Trump on Thursday pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to his efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in Georgia and waived his right to appear at his arraignment next week, according to a court filing.
Trump’s arraignment on 13 felony charges is scheduled for Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta.
“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,” the former president said in the court filing.
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BREAKING: Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment in the case accusing him and others of trying to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. That means he won’t have to show up for a hearing that a judge had set for next week. https://t.co/nY1JXUjItD
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