Would Americans, Republicans in Particular Vote a Convict as President?

by Brennan Bobbie

Republican voters are still asking if the majority of American supporters of Trump would vote for the former president, even if he has been convicted for several crimes? At present, Trump has been indicted for four criminal charges in different federal courts in different states. He is facing two trials, one in New York and another in Florida, while two others were filed in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Many do not believe that pro-Trump Americans can muster the number that will put Trump back in office at the White House. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) who voted in favor of Trump’s removal from office for instigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection, believes it’s time for Trump to end his bid to run  as GOP presidential candidate in 2024.

Cassidy is not the only Republican who does not welcome the former president’s bid for candidacy as the Republican to run in the 2024 US presidential election.

Scott Jennings, a Republican campaign adviser pointed to the results of a poll recently conducted by Quinnipiac University. The poll showed that 59% of Republicans and 68% of all American voters believe that a person convicted of a crime should not be eligible to run for office as president.

Besides, it’s a possibility that will not materialize. Even if the majority of voters think Joe Biden has to be replaced, a conviction could turn the tide against Trump, because Americans will not vote for a convict as President of the US.