Georgia GOP scrambles to throw wrench in potential Trump election fraud prosecution
(AFP / Jim WATSON)

Republicans in Georgia are rushing to throw a wrench into potential criminal charges against former President Donald Trump in their state.

Law and Crime reports that some Georgia GOP lawmakers last week introduced a resolution "that seeks to change the Georgia State Constitution to mandate the use of state-wide grand juries in prosecutions involving election crimes."

What this means is that prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia who are investigating Trump for election fraud would have to compile a grand jury from around the entire state, which would presumably include more Trump-friendly grand jurors who live in rural areas.

Georgia State University College of Law Professor Anthony Michael Kreis tells Law and Crime that he does not expect the resolution to meet the super-majority requirements needed to amend the state constitution, and he doesn't expect it will hinder the work of the Fulton County D.A.'s office.

"Ultimately, I don't think this particular proposal will weigh into her calculus over when and how to proceed," he explained.

Trump is reportedly being investigated for his infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which he asked Raffensperger to "find" the roughly 12,000 votes that he would need to overturn President Joe Biden's win in Georgia.

Georgia election law states that a "person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct."