Former prosecutor suggests Trump will be able to vote in November


Former federal prosecutor Jim Trustee suggests that Donald Trump will probably be able to vote for himself this November, even as he faces legal challenges. According to New York and Florida laws, as well as the U.S. Constitution, Trump could even hold the office of President of the United States, despite being a convicted felon. However, the timing of the conviction is crucial in determining its legal implications.

Trustee explains, “Generally, you don’t have the felony officially enrolled until you’ve exhausted your (appeals).” He emphasizes that individuals don’t have to consider themselves felons until the appellate process is complete. In New York, where Trump faces legal battles, the appeals process could extend for at least a year.

Trump’s official state of residence, Florida, follows laws from other states regarding individuals convicted elsewhere. While New York state law denies voting rights to felons sent to prison, those on parole or probation can register and vote. Legal experts believe it’s improbable that Trump will receive a prison sentence on July 11.

Regarding a felon serving as president, the U.S. Constitution doesn’t prohibit it. The Constitution sets forth three requirements for the presidency: the candidate must be at least 35 years old, a natural-born U.S. citizen, and must have resided in the U.S. for at least 14 years.

If Trump’s conviction is upheld, he wouldn’t be able to pardon himself if he returns to the presidency. Presidential pardoning power only extends to federal crimes, not state-level offenses.

Rich Johnson
Rich Johnson
Digital Content Producer.

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