Trump claims protesting Georgia election puts ‘you in jail’ while murderers are ‘quickly’ set free – Fox News

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Former President Trump took to social media after midnight on Thursday morning, where he criticized the state of Georgia for continuing an investigation into those who challenged the outcome of their 2020 presidential elections results.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump claimed the state prosecutes those who insist voter fraud took place in the election more harshly than those who commit murders in the state.

“So, let me get this straight! In the Great State of Georgia, if you want to challenge or protest Election results in any way, shape, or form (despite the fact that in Atlanta, murders and crime are the highest in the Nation, with many people dying each month – at numbers never seen before), they will charge you and put you in jail,” he wrote.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017. 

President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

“But if you kill people, you will quickly be set free to murder again. Isn’t there something ‘slightly’ wrong with this scenario?” Trump asked.

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He added: “A PERFECT PHONE CALL.” The comment was in reference to Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in 2020, in which Trump allegedly asked him to “find” votes.

Trump continues to face an investigation by Georgia over the contents of the call.

President Trump waves as he arrives to speak to U.S. military personnel at Yokota Air Base at Fussa in Tokyo on November 5, 2017.

President Trump waves as he arrives to speak to U.S. military personnel at Yokota Air Base at Fussa in Tokyo on November 5, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

It is not immediately clear how Trump determined Atlanta has the highest “murders and crime.”

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A compilation of June police data from cities with populations greater than 200,000 by AH Analytics co-founder Jeff Asher determined New Orleans, Louisiana had the highest murder rate in the country so far this year among cities with a population of at least 200,000.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One upon prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2018, as they travel to Ohio. 

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One upon prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2018, as they travel to Ohio.  (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

On the murders per capita list, New Orleans was followed by Baltimore, Maryland; Birmingham, Alabama; St. Louis, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; Rochester, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then Atlanta, Georgia.

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The same list determined the total number of murders, in which Chicago, Illinois topped the list.

Strictly counting murders and not accounting for the population rate, Atlanta, with 74 murders as of June 18, 2022, was not in the top 10.

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