I’m voting for Trump even if they end up putting him in prison. As a matter of fact, it looks like many Americans are taking the same view. That wasn’t the view several months ago before the kangaroo court show trials began. While he will still lose some voters in some states according to recent polls the numbers are not as high as before. A conviction also increases his odds among Independent voters of winning in some swing states. Among these are Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. That doesn’t include third parties which pull more from Vladimir Biden.

Can you vote for a President if they are in prison?

Yes, you can vote for someone who is in prison to be the President of the United States. The U.S. Constitution sets out the eligibility requirements for presidential candidates, which include being a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and a resident within the United States for 14 years. These requirements do not preclude a person who is incarcerated from running for or being elected president. So, if a candidate in prison meets these constitutional criteria, they can be voted for and potentially elected as the President of the United States.

This was put to the test in 1920 when Eugene V. Debs received 3.4% of the vote while in prison. However small this percentage was it proved the point. Debs was a Socialist and did not garner much support in the early 1900s. Today he would have likely received a much higher percentage of support but would have run as a Democrat like Bernie.

Why does Trump remain so strong despite indictments?

Most Americans are familiar with the term “You can indict a ham sandwich”. In Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, he attributes the quote to New York State chief judge Sol Wachtler, who famously quipped that a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich if that’s what you desired. This saying has gained popularity because grand juries only hear one side of a case during indictment proceedings. It seems that even a sandwich can’t escape the long arm of the law!

Another reason for this could be that the indictments have created a sense of sympathy among his fair-minded people, who view him as a victim of political persecution rather than as a criminal. This sentiment is echoed in various tweets and sources, where people express their belief that the legal actions against Trump are politically motivated rather than based on actual wrongdoing.

It has not gone without notice that the first indictments against Trump came in March 2023. This was only after he announced he was running again in November 2022. This leads rational people to wonder about the timing. Especially when the alleged crimes were many years old and took legal gymnastics to obtain. This has led top legal scholars, even Democrats, to wonder how this can be happening.

Furthermore, the increased media attention on Trump and the indictments appear to be inadvertently boosting his popularity. As a result of the extensive coverage, Trump is constantly in the public eye, which could be seen as a form of free publicity, reinforcing his image and message to his supporters. While Trump seems strong, Vlad Biden appears weaker than ever.

Average Americans might view the legal challenges as a sign of Trump’s strength and resilience. They might perceive him as a fighter who is standing up against the establishment, which resonates with his “drain the swamp” narrative. This perception could be appealing to his base, leading them to support him even more strongly. While Biden is not fit for president if he’s not fit to prosecute.

In summary, the reasons behind Trump’s continued support despite the indictments could include a sense of sympathy because of “Lawfare”, increased media attention, the perception of him as a fighter, and the highly polarized political environment where Trump could never get a fair hearing.

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