August 25, 2023 Trump and co-defendants have surrendered in Georgia case

By Aditi Sangal, Matt Meyer, Elise Hammond and Tori B. Powell, CNN

Updated 6:42 PM ET, Fri August 25, 2023
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8:13 a.m. ET, August 25, 2023

Georgia State Sen. Shawn Still surrenders at Fulton County jail 

From CNN's Marshall Cohen

Shawn Still is seen in this undated photo.
Shawn Still is seen in this undated photo. (from The Georgia General Assembly)

Georgia State. Sen. Shawn Still, who served as a fake elector in 2020 and was charged in the Georgia election subversion case, surrendered at the Fulton County jail, according to county inmate records.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged Still with seven state crimes, including violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, forgery, and impersonating a public officer.

Still was one of the 16 Republicans who served as “fake electors” in Georgia and signed paperwork claiming — illegitimately — that former President Donald Trump had carried the state. This was part of the Trump campaign’s plan to subvert the Electoral College process and nullify Joe Biden’s victory. 

After the charges were announced, Still’s lawyer Tom Bever said “the evidence at trial will show that Sen. Still is innocent as the day is long” and that “we look forward to our day in court to clear his good name.”

On Thursday, Still became the fourth of Donald Trump’s co-defendants to attempt to move his charges to federal court, saying he was acting at the direction of the former president and others.