Ron DeSantis plays dumb about Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn vote in Georgia’s 2020 election

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'I think that there's a lot of questions there.'

Former President Donald Trump’s legal woes are global headlines, and they include attempts by Trump and 18 allies and subordinates to subvert and reverse 2020’s legitimate election results in Georgia.

Yet despite the widely reported indictment from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Gov. Ron DeSantis professes a fundamental ignorance of the issues at play in a Wednesday presser with Iowa reporters, suggesting that whatever happened may not have even been a crime.

“In terms of the specifics of these things, I’m not as well read up on some of it. I think the idea of bringing a RICO case, you know, they have Mark Meadows named in it. So I, I know Mark, they don’t even accuse him of committing a crime,” DeSantis said.

“They just say he did certain things or somehow part of RICO. So I think that there’s a lot of questions there,” DeSantis added.

The Associated Press sums up the wide-ranging indictment as one that “accuses the former president, his former chief of staff, Trump’s attorneys and the ex-New York mayor of being members of a ‘criminal organization’ and ‘enterprise’ that operated in Georgia and other states,” by way of charging the former President and his cronies with flouting the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Accused co-conspirators are already rolling over and pleading guilty, with four having settled, including attorney and talk show host Jenna Ellis, who offered a mea culpa just this week.

Trump’s legal issues have presented a sordid backdrop to the 2024 Presidential Election so far, but DeSantis has been less concerned with the former President’s guilt or innocence than the electoral consequences of the publicity. The Governor has claimed indictments have “elevated” the former President with the GOP base, giving him “publicity.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


4 comments

  • My Take

    October 25, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Seeing more and mòre very unhappy Trumpy pictures in the news.
    He’s not at all worried about Dwar*fSSantis, so it must be the tŕials.

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 26, 2023 at 10:57 am

    All we — the public — need is for Mark Meadows to sing, and he can walk free. Whether this happens, or not, remains to be seen.

    In the meantime, Ms. Fani is doing the public a great service.

  • Deborah davis

    October 26, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    I would vote for a stray dog before King Ron. TRUMP WOULD DO BETTER IN JAIL THAN Ron could do even if he had the dreaded pixie dust 🙄 all over him. Won’t to talk about irony Ron and Casey got married at Disney World

  • Andy

    October 31, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Ron DeSantis can never deny, his supporters are flag carrying Nazi’s, the same who attacked the Capitol, election deniers, and MAGA nuts.

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