The 19 defendants charged in Fulton County, Georgia for their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election all turned themselves into the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office ahead of the noon August 25 deadline to voluntarily surrender, CBS News reported.
In addition to Donald Trump, who surrendered to authorities last Thursday evening, the last seven defendants surrendered Thursday night and Friday morning, according to records from the Fulton County jail.
While 18 of the 19 defendants reached bond agreements with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office before booking, a judge denied bond for one co-defendant, Black Voices for Trump former director Harrison Floyd.
Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who surrendered to authorities last Wednesday, faces 13 charges in the 41-count indictment. Giuliani was released on a $150,000 bond.
As he was leaving for Georgia last Wednesday, the former New York City mayor joked to reporters that he would get photographed for a mug shot.
Giuliani told reporters that he feels “very good” because he is “defending the rights of all Americans.”
While none of the defendants have been arraigned as yet, Giuliani said he would plead not guilty to the 13 charges.
Defendant John Eastman said in a statement last Tuesday that his attorneys plan to contest the nine charges against him and he expects to be “fully vindicated.”
After his release on a $100,000 bond, Eastman, who was instrumental in concocting the fraudulent elector scheme, told reporters that he still believes the 2020 election was “stolen.”
Three defendants in the case, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, and former Georgia GOP chairman David Shafer, are seeking to have their cases moved to federal court.
In their motions, Meadows and Clark both argue that the charges stem from their conduct while serving as federal officials.
In his filing, David Shafer argued that the allegations against him stem from his role as a Republican elector acting under the authority of the Constitution and federal law.