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Mark Meadows skirts arraignment in Georgia election fraud case by pleading not guilty

By Priscilla DeGregory
Published Sep. 5, 2023

Ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired with former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia — allowing him to dodge having to appear in an Atlanta courthouse this week.

Meadows — who was indicted alongside Trump and 17 others in the Fulton County case last month — had been scheduled to face a judge for his arraignment Wednesday, but instead entered a plea in court papers filed late last week.

In the filing, which was made public Tuesday, Meadows, 64, pleaded his innocence and said he’d discussed the charges with his lawyer and waived his right to an arraignment hearing.

All the other co-defendants — except Misty Hampton, whose plea wasn’t yet posted in the case — also entered written not-guilty pleas and waived their right to arraignment hearings, avoiding having to show up to court.

Among them was Trump, 77, who pleaded not guilty in writing last week.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/09/05/mark-meadows-pleads-not-guilty-in-georgia-election-fraud-case/