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In a shocking turn of events, a Georgia appeals court has stopped Trump’s election subversion case which is a vital victory for the former president. The decision also affects his co-defendants.

The new order, which was filed on Wednesday, indicates that the case will not happen before the presidential election. The court stated the case is postponed until a panel of judges decides whether or not Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be disqualified.

The appeals court may rule on Willis’ disqualification by March 2025, but the decision may come down sooner. A spokesperson for Willis’ office said they can’t comment on the appeals court’s order at this point. Trump’s lead defense counsel in Georgia, Steve Sadow, said the ruling was just.

“The Georgia Court of Appeals has properly stayed all proceedings against President Trump in the trial court pending its decision on our interlocutory appeal which argues the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct,” Sadow stated.

A spokesperson for Willis’ office said they are unable to comment on the appeals court’s order. Trump and several of his co-defendants have been trying to get Willis disqualified by accusing her of having a sexual relationship with Nathan Wade, the special prosecutor she hired for the case.

The defendants stated that Willis benefitted financially from their romantic involvement. In March, Judge Scott McAfee decided that there wasn’t enough evidence to undoubtedly prove Willis had benefitted financially from the relationship.

Last week, Trump was convicted last week in Manhattan for falsifying business documents to conceal a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump, who is now a convicted felon, is scheduled to be sentenced in July.