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Georgia’s prosecutor is expected to present the Trump election case to the grand jury next week

ATLANTA — Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to reverse his election loss in Georgia, is expected to present her case to a grand jury next week.

NBC News spoke with two individuals subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of the Georgia prosecutor’s investigation. The subpoenas noted that each witness will be given at least 48 hours’ notice to appear before the grand jury.

Former Senator Jen Jordan and former Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, who have both received subpoenas, told NBC News they have not received 48-hour notice to appear, indicating the case will not go to jurors this week. Jordan attended a presentation on alleged election fraud that Rudy Giuliani gave to lawmakers in Georgia in December 2020.

Willis has been conducting an extensive investigation since early 2021 into whether there were “coordinated efforts to illegally change the outcome of the 2020 election” by Trump and his battlefield allies in the state. She has said she plans to announce charging decisions on September 1 and hinted that those decisions could even come as early as August.

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As Willis’ announcement looms, security around the Fulton County Courthouse in downtown Atlanta has been heightened in anticipation of the possible charges against Trump and others.

Last year, Willis convened a special grand jury with the authority to subpoena witnesses in the investigation. A report made public in February found that the special grand jury heard testimony from 75 witnesses, and the foreman of that panel told NBC News at the time that the group recommended indicting more than a dozen people.

Willis has also investigated Trump’s alleged attempts to pressure Republican Governor Brian Kemp and GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — whom Trump had asked to “find” enough votes for him to win the state — to change the election results. as well as an alleged plan to use “fake voters” to undermine Electoral College results.

Both Trump’s appeal to Raffensperger and the electoral plan featured prominently last week in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal indictment alleging that Trump had used “illegitimate means” to try to stay in office. In Smith’s case, Trump pleaded not guilty to charges that he was involved in criminal conspiracies aimed at undermining the results of the last presidential election and keeping himself in power.

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Raffensperger, a star witness in Willis’ investigation, testified last June before the special grand jury that heard evidence in the investigation. Kemp’s office said he had not been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury as of Monday.

On Tuesday, Trump told supporters in New Hampshire he expects Willis, whom he called “a young racist in Atlanta,” to sue him next week.

“I should have four sometime next week,” Trump said, referring to his previous three indictments.

The former president has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the Georgia case and has accused Willis, a Democrat, of conducting a politically motivated “witch hunt” against him.

Blayne Alexander and Charlie Gile reported from Atlanta. Michael Mitsanas reported from Los Angeles.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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