Ex-President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty in the Fulton County election interference case in Georgia.
Trump, along with 18 others, is accused of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump chose to waive his right to a formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty through a court filing.
The date for the trial is yet to be set, with Trump’s lawyers seeking to delay proceedings and District Attorney Fani Willis pushing for an early trial, possibly this fall.
The Georgia case is one of four indictments against Trump, who also faces charges in New York City, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Despite these legal challenges, Trump’s 2024 campaign is financially benefiting from the indictments, with supporters contributing significantly each time.
In August alone, Trump’s campaign raised $20 million, including $9.4 million in the week following the release of his mugshot by Fulton County. The campaign capitalized on this by selling merchandise featuring the mugshot, which reportedly spiked fundraising numbers. Sales of 36,000 T-shirts brought in more than $1.7 million, while 24,000 coffee mugs and 8,600 posters generated $864,000 and $352,000, respectively.