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Trump to skip Georgia arraignment, pleads not guilty to charges

Former President Trump will not attend his accusation next week in Fulton County, Georgia, and pleaded not guilty to all charges in the state election subversion case against him, according to a Thursday court filing.

Because it is important: It is a change for the former president, who has strategically taken in his court appearances to raise funds and galvanize his base.

Driving the news: The former president waived his appearance in court, which was scheduled for September 6, related to charges for his alleged efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 Georgia election.

  • “Upon understanding my rights, I hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present at my arraignment of the indictment and my right to have it read to me in open court,” according to the court document.
  • CBS news first reported about the former president’s plans.

The panorama: Some of the 18 co-defendants named in the case have also dropped their indictments and pleaded not guilty to the charges, including the former Trump campaign attorney. Sydney Powell.

  • Trump faces 91 charges in four different cases, and his legal schedule is expected to coincide with his 2024 presidential campaign schedule.

Go deeper: Court dates disrupt Trump’s campaign schedule

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional reporting.

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