Trump Could Be A Convicted Felon By The Time Republicans Nominate Him
The calendar is the Republican Party's worst enemy as Donald Trump could be a convicted felon by the time he accepts the party's presidential nomination.
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Meet Our 2024 Nominee Who Is Also A Convicted Felon
The Republican Party has a lot of problems. A House majority that is seemingly intent on burning itself and everything around it to the ground, an agenda that viscerally repels women and young people, a base that does not want to acknowledge reality, and Donald Trump.
Of all of the problems facing the Republican Party, Trump is more a symptom than an underlying disease, but he and his legal problems are also a massive liability for the party in 2024.
The Republican primary calendar is set to run headfirst into the legal realities facing Trump, who currently tops the polls despite facing criminal charges in New York and Florida, with additional indictments possible in the coming weeks out of Washington, D.C., and Georgia.
Many of the most competitive contests that could determine the Republican nominee will take place before the first criminal trial begins on March 24, including the Super Tuesday races, forcing Republican primary voters to decide whether to elect Trump as their party leader once again without knowing his ultimate legal fate.
But at least two of the criminal cases facing Trump could reach jury trials in the spring, before the Republican National Convention takes place in Wisconsin on July 15 — raising the prospect of a contested convention if Trump is convicted.
If there is one thing that the nation has learned in the Trump years, it’s that Donald Trump controls the Republican Party. The party is terrified of Trump, so the odds of a contested convention becoming a reality are zero.
What will it mean for America if Trump wins the GOP nomination as a convicted felon?
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