- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 17, 2023

Serious question: Do the people in Fulton County, Georgia, run their elections the way they run their courthouse?

On Jan. 1, 2021, Fani T. Willis became district attorney of Fulton County. Barely a month into her tenure, on Feb. 10, she launched a criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump — the Democratic Party’s great white whale.

By the end of that year, according to statistics provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Fulton County had become the most violent county in the state.

In Ms. Willis’ first year as top prosecutor, Fulton County had 204 homicides, 284 rapes and over 1,000 robberies. That’s a 60% increase in homicides from the year before, a 55% jump in rapes and a near 100% increase in robberies.

But she nailed Donald Trump for his illegal tweets!

What is it about the lives of the people she represents that Ms. Willis hates so much? Why does Ms. Willis have so much contempt for the people of Fulton County that she would go hunting at Trump Tower rather than do something about the grievous crime being committed in her county?

While Ms. Willis has taken this contemptuous indifference to a new level, the entire Democratic Party is infected with an oozing disdain for the people that Democratic politicians are supposed to represent.

Just like a Ponzi scheme needs new, paying suckers to keep the scam going, the Democratic Party needs new fake promises to keep their political charade going. That’s what their climate change agenda is all about.

Sure, they’ve destroyed our cities, broke the borders, flooded the streets with deadly drugs and shattered lives with so much crime, but now they’re going to fix the weather. And jail Donald Trump.

For Democrats like Fani T. Willis, Donald Trump is just another fake agenda to distract from their record of misery and failure.

Now Ms. Willis has proposed a start date for her trial of Mr. Trump: March 4, 2024.

That would be the day before Super Tuesday. So many voters across the country will flood the polls that day that the next GOP nominee will likely be determined before the night is over. At the moment, that nominee appears to be Donald Trump.

The only problem with Ms. Willis’ proposed date, according to her court filings, is that it conflicts with the trial dates of the other prosecutions of Mr. Trump led by Democrats. All of them are desperate to squeeze in their prosecutions before voters get to express their will in the next election.

Think about that. Democratic prosecutors in Fulton County, New York City and Washington are determined to jail Donald Trump because they are afraid that voters will elect him the next president.

Is that an attack on Mr. Trump, or is that an attack on American voters? Is that an attack on Mr. Trump, or is that an attack on our democratic elections?

And just in case you weren’t already suspicious about the mysterious things that go bump in the night down in Fulton County after they cut the lights in the courthouse and sent everybody home, there is this strange tale.

Hours before the grand jury handed up its “sealed” indictment, the county clerk’s office attempted a “trial run” by posting an indictment on the courthouse website. Hungry reporters staring at their computer screens snatched the “trial run” indictment the instant it went up.

Courthouse officials — whose job is no less serious and sacred than running an election in Fulton County, Georgia — scrambled to cover themselves. It was a “fictitious document,” which we would later learn is a complete lie.

When the actual indictment was unsealed, we realized it was identical to the one posted hours earlier online, when the indictment was still incomplete and supposedly “sealed.”

So, not only are the most trusted officials in Fulton County liars, but they are also incapable of properly handling “sealed” documents. Add to that a blind partisan vigor, and it starts to make you wonder.

Do the people in Fulton County, Georgia, run their elections the way they run their courthouse?

• Charles Hurt is opinion editor at The Washington Times. 

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