Trump Seeks Dismissal Of Georgia Election Case Citing First Amendment

  • Attorneys for former President Donald Trump submitted a legal filing in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday arguing the First Amendment protects Trump from prosecution for the statements he made during his contest of the 2020 election results in Georgia.
  • Trump’s attorneys, lead by Steve Sadow, wrote in the filing that Trump genuinely believes he won the 2020 election in Georgia, despite Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ repeated claims he “falsely” made statements to that effect.
  • Specifically, they note Willis claimed Trump spread “‘false statements and facts,” referencing Willis’ repeated objection to Trump’s claims that he won the election in Georgia. That those facts were unchallenged “solely for purposes of a First Amendment-based” attempt to throw out the case, the lawyers claim, means “the prosecution of President Trump is premised on content-based core political speech and expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment.”