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Fulton County prosecutor to appeal ruling dismissing 6 charges in Trump Georgia election case

District Attorney Fani Willis filed an appeal brief Thursday.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday filed a notice of appeal over a March ruling that dismissed six of the charges in Georgia’s election interference case against Donald Trump and others.

In March, Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee dismissed six of the charges, saying they lacked sufficient details. They included three against Trump, who had faced 13 charges in the case and now faces 10.

The notice of appeal, known as a cross-appeal, comes after the appeals court has already agreed to take up the appeal of Trump and his co-defendants over their continued efforts to disqualify Willis from the case.

“The State files this notice of cross-appeal within 15 days of defendants’ initial notices of appeal,” Thursday’s filing states.

Chris Timmons, an ABC News contributor and former prosecutor, said the state essentially had an open opportunity to appeal, because the Court of Appeals is already reviewing the case on the disqualification issue.

“Here, because the Court of Appeals is already taking the case, the State has nothing to lose by cross-appeal,” Timmons said. “The case will not take longer to be decided.”

Trump and 18 others pleaded not guilty last August to all charges in a sweeping racketeering indictment over alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia. Four defendants subsequently accepted plea deals in exchange for agreeing to testify against other defendants.

The former president criticized the district attorney’s investigation as politically motivated.

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