Fani Willis decision: Read the judge's full ruling on Willis in Trump election fraud case

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis can continue her election fraud case in Georgia against former President Donald Trump and co-defendants, despite a push by defense lawyers to have her removed over allegations of a conflict of interest.

In his long-awaited ruling, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee declined to formally disqualify Willis but presented two options for the case to proceed. Either Willis and her office can step aside for the case to be reassigned, or the state may remove special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Willis and Wade’s romantic relationship was at the center of calls to disqualify her, along with allegations that Willis had financially benefited from hiring him.

The Georgia racketeering case accuses Trump and associates of efforts to overturn results in the 2020 election in the state.

Read Friday's ruling here.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fani Willis decision: Read judge's ruling in Trump election fraud case