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Donald Trump to have election fraud trial livestreamed – US Court
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Donald Trump’s trial in Georgia over charges of election fraud will be livestreamed and televised, a judge has ruled.

The BBC reports that all the hearings will be available live on Fulton County Court’s YouTube channel, said Judge Scott McAfee.

Though proceedings in Fulton County’s courts are usually live streamed,  it will be the only one of  Trump’s four trials that will be broadcast and could be one of the most watched trials in recent years.

A date for the trial has not yet been set, but it could be next year when Mr Trump is running for re-election.

The former President and 18 people are charged with a conspiracy to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results. He is also facing three other criminal trials.

Prosecutors allege that he pressured Georgia officials to reverse the results of the election in the state, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Central to the prosecution’s case is a phone call he made to the state’s secretary of state to “recalculate” the vote tally.

Trump, last week turned himself in at Fulton County Jail and had his mugshot taken. He has waived the right to appear in court next Wednesday at his arraignment, a short hearing at which the plea is officially entered in court.