America On Edge Over Trump’s Verdict

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( – With the jury starting to deliberate on former President Donald Trump’s hush money case, it is likely that the verdict is going to greatly affect the 2024 presidential race and will determine whether or not former President Trump will continue in the presidential race as a convicted felon. 

On Tuesday both sides delivered their closing arguments in the case. The jury is now going to start delivering the 34 counts of falsifying business documents in connection to the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about her alleged affair with Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election. For Trump to be charged the jury will need to reach a unanimous verdict on every single count. 

Only some Americans have been following the trial in its day-to-day developments, however, that is likely to change after a verdict is released. Republican strategist Ford O’Connell argued that he does not believe that a lot of people are paying attention to the trial until the verdict is read. 

The verdict is going to have a lot of significance as it will define whether or not Trump is going to continue his campaign to win back the White House as a convicted felon. If he is charged the Democrats are likely to use the verdict against him, and many independent voters might opt to not support him. However, there is also the possibility that he will be acquitted which would allow him to use the trial during the rest of his campaign as he is the first U.S. president in history to have stood trial.

Late Thursday night, Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts. Many Trump supporters came out and said what an injustice the whole trial was.

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