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Trump ally Scott Hall agrees to plea deal in Georgia elections case



Republican poll watcher Scott Hall is shown in a police booking mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, after a grand jury brought back indictments against former U.S. President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies in their attempt to overturn the state’s 2020 election results in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. August 22, 2023. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Republican poll watcher Scott Hall on Friday pleaded guilty to five criminal counts in the Georgia elections case, according to a live feed of a court hearing.

Hall and 18 others, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, were indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, last month with conspiring to reverse Trump’s 2020 presidential election loss in the state.Hall and former Trump lawyer John Eastman were the first of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants to surrender at an Atlanta jail on Aug. 22.

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