With Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ shock decision on Thursday that Trump will stand trial on Oct. 23 on charges in the state of Georgia, the ex-president faces a busy schedule as he appears again and again in court while campaigning for the presidency.
Here’s what his schedule looks like until Election Day 2024:
August 25, 2023: Deadline in Georgia for Trump to surrender
Willis gave Trump and the 18 other people charged in Fulton County, Georgia, 10 days to surrender or be arrested.
August 28, 2023: 2020 Federal Election Hearing and January 6 Brief
Trump’s attorneys will return to federal court in Washington, DC, to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is expected to use the hearing to set a trial date.
Trump’s legal team has been pushing for the trial to take place after the 2024 election, while prosecutors want a “speedy trial.”
Next, nominee Donald Trump (center) appears at a GOP primary debate in February 2016. There are debates scheduled for September and October that Trump will easily qualify for — but the ex-president has no yet announced whether he would appear at the first debate. next week in Milwaukee
September 27, 2023: Second Republican primary debate
The 2024 Republican candidates are expected to take to the stage for the second primary cycle debate. It is scheduled to take place at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
October 2, 2023: Trial date for Trump Organization fraud civil lawsuit
The $250 million civil lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James is going to trial. In September, James sued Trump, his company and his three oldest children for fraud.
She said the ex-president “grossly exaggerated his multi-billion dollar net worth”, while manipulating property valuations to get tax breaks and better terms on loans and insurance policies.
October 23, 2023: Proposed start date for Fulton County, Georgia trial
Willis said on Thursday, the day Trump was due to surrender to the cops and have a photo taken, that she wanted the election interference trial to begin in less than two months.
Willis asked when Trump and the 18 co-defendants are expected to appear before a judge after indicted attorney Kenneth Chesebro called for a speedy trial.
January 2, 2024: Proposed start of 2020 federal election and trial on January 6
Special Counsel Jack Smith has proposed that date as the start date for the federal trial on charges related to Trump’s attempts to nullify the 2020 election and his role on Jan. 6.
The Iowa caucuses are scheduled to take place on January 15, 2024. This is the first contest of the 2024 primary cycle. Trump (left) is pictured campaigning in Iowa in 2016 alongside Senator Joni Ernst (center) and now former Rep. Steve King (right)
January 15, 2024: Iowa caucuses
Official kick-off date for the 2024 election. The Iowa caucuses mark the official start of the Republican primary season. Voters across Hawkeye State will congregate at caucus sites and hear speeches from each candidate or an alternate for each candidate before casting their ballots.
Iowa provided the momentum for candidates to ultimately win the party’s nomination – as with Barack Obama in 2008 – or crushed candidates’ presidential dreams.
Trump lost the Iowa caucus in 2016 to Senator Ted Cruz.
January 15, 2024: start of the defamation trial of E. Jean Carroll
E. Jean Carroll’s original libel lawsuit against Trump goes all the way to trial — but luckily for the ex-president, with the Iowa caucuses taking place on the same day, the 2024 Republican hopeful isn’t obliged to attend in person.
Carroll sued Trump in November 2019 for defamation after he publicly denied her allegations of rape by him in 1996 at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York. Trump said Carroll was “totally lying” and “not my type.”
In a separate lawsuit that went to trial earlier this year, jury members found Trump did not rape Carroll but sexually assaulted her and awarded her $5 million in that lawsuit, which Trump disputes.
Trump complained Tuesday about all his upcoming court dates as he tries to retake the White House
January 23, 2024: tentative date for the New Hampshire primaries
Granite State will hold its first national primary a week after the Iowa caucuses. In 2016, New Hamphire gave Trump his first primary victory. In current polls, he is 40 points ahead of second-place contender, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
January 29, 2024: Trial in a class action regarding a pyramid scheme
Another trial will begin in January. This federal class action lawsuit was filed just before the 2018 midterm elections and alleged that Trump and his three oldest children convinced consumers to invest in a get-rich-quick scheme. “The investments did not – and could not – offer a reasonable probability of success,” the lawsuit states.
February 8, 2024: Nevada Caucuses
The third primary contest of the year takes place in Nevada. Trump won the Nevada caucuses in 2016.
February 24, 2024: South Carolina primary
The fourth primary will be in South Carolina, where two of Trump’s Republican rivals are from.
February 27, 2024: Michigan primary
The fifth primary will be held next year in Michigan, a state Trump won in the 2016 general election, helping him win the White House from Hillary Clinton.
Since then, the state has seen a blue streak, with a Democratic governor, Democrats controlling state government, and President Joe Biden winning the state against Trump in the 2020 race.’
March 5, 2024: Super Tuesday
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia will hold their primaries next year on Super Tuesday.
March 25, 2024: the Hush Money case goes to trial
About a year after Trump was first indicted, on charges in New York state related to secret payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, the case will go to trial.
If Republican voters coalesce around a Trump rival, the Republican primary could still be underway.
During his last competitive cycle, Trump did not become the presumptive GOP nominee until May 3, 2016.
The classified documents case is set to go to trial in mid-May, though Trump’s attorneys pushed for Trump-appointed federal judge Aileen M. Cannon to postpone it until after the 2024 presidential election.
May 20, 2024: trial of classified documents should begin
Trump-appointed federal judge Aileen M. Cannon chose mid-May for the start of the trial of the classified documents.
Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s team had originally wanted the Florida-based case to go to trial in December, while Trump’s lawyers have asked for it to be postponed until after the 2024 presidential election.
July 15 to 18, 2024: Republican National Convention
Republicans will formalize their primary pick at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Democrats were supposed to hold their 2020 convention in the Midwestern city, but instead held a scaled-down version in Wilmington, Delaware, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
November 4, 2024: polling day
Americans will elect their president on the first Tuesday of November next year.