WASHINGTON – Former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) pleaded not guilty in the case investigating his alleged involvement in interfering with the 2020 national election results in the state of Georgia, according to a court document.

“I hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present for arraignment in this proceeding and my right to have it read to me in open court. As evidenced by my signature below, I hereby waive formal indictment and plead not guilty to the charge in this case,” Donald Trump stated in the document.

The arraignment is set for Sept. 6, a Fulton County, Georgia, courthouse said days ago. Trump and 18 other defendants surrendered to jail on Aug. 24. The co-defendants will also be arraigned on September 6, but at different times.

The tycoon, who is leading the race for the Republican nomination for the 2024 elections, faces a total of 91 criminal charges filed in four separate indictments, which together carry a sentence of more than 700 years in prison.

The former president was charged with 40 felony counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence, a case that will go to trial in May 2024. He was also charged with four felonies related to his alleged role in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

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