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LiberalArkie

(15,886 posts)
37. And there is this
Thu Mar 30, 2023, 07:23 PM
Mar 2023
https://recordinglaw.com/can-a-convicted-felon-run-for-president/


There has been no American President convicted or who has been incarcerated or served a sentence prior to their Presidential term. Felony charges or a criminal record often act as leverage for the Opposition. Stigmatization of felons complicates the process of establishing trust amongst people and also harms the public record.

A felony record is more of a political burden than a legal one – the only major negative effect of having a record is that it may be used by your opposition. Alternatively, if your charges were bogus, it may end up galvanizing your base.
Historically there have been several people who have run for President with no legal issues:

1920– Socialist Party Leader Eugene V. Debs ran while in an Atlanta federal penitentiary for charges he gained advocating dodging the draft. He received 913,664 votes (3.4%)
1992– Lyndon LaRouche, a perennial presidential candidate became the second person to run for office from a prison cell. He garnered 22,863 votes (less than 0.1%) in his third of nine presidential runs.
2012 – Keith Judd, another perennial presidential candidate, received 41% of the primary vote in West Virginia vs. an incumbent Barack Obama.
It should be noted that none of these candidates ever received any electoral votes.

FINA-FUCKING-LLY!!! n/t Silent3 Mar 2023 #1
I Concur! WiVoter Mar 2023 #18
+1,000,000 LiberalLovinLug Mar 2023 #34
agreed gopiscrap Mar 2023 #41
MSNBC is reporting that they are voting on an indictment, Ocelot II Mar 2023 #2
It's sure wryter2000 Mar 2023 #4
Felony! n/t wryter2000 Mar 2023 #3
NYTimes article ..... Roland99 Mar 2023 #5
tick tick BOOM C_U_L8R Mar 2023 #6
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Halafuckinglujah Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2023 #7
Sheetcaking! lindysalsagal Mar 2023 #8
Oh yah!!!!! Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2023 #24
Yes!!! honest.abe Mar 2023 #9
That can't be right Goodheart Mar 2023 #10
He did??? Lol Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2023 #25
The same orange POS also said he was going to be hauled in 2 weeks ago jmowreader Mar 2023 #30
May it be only the first of many indictments blogslug Mar 2023 #11
Now the DA decides whether he will indict iemanja Mar 2023 #12
Kick dalton99a Mar 2023 #13
Is this the one with Stormy? BannonsLiver Mar 2023 #14
Yes. I'm betting conspiracy comes into play Roland99 Mar 2023 #17
Wait..... inthewind21 Mar 2023 #15
I'm elated it finally happened... Silent3 Mar 2023 #20
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu The Unmitigated Gall Mar 2023 #16
Now it gets interesting spinbaby Mar 2023 #19
So are we just waiting for Bragg to formally announce it? ecstatic Mar 2023 #21
this is the next step in a long journey....... Takket Mar 2023 #22
Duck for cover - - incoming ketchup bottles! Talitha Mar 2023 #23
I'm seriously tempted to watch Tucker tonight. edbermac Mar 2023 #26
I think it's BRIGHT DAY for the USA.. LOCK HIM UP Cha Mar 2023 #27
Trump can run for president while in jail. No rules against it and no rules against a convicted LiberalArkie Mar 2023 #28
But Traildogbob Mar 2023 #32
He could.. Being a state charge, he could not do anything, maybe.. Uncharted territory LiberalArkie Mar 2023 #33
True, nothing in the constitution prohibits a convicted criminal from running yaesu Mar 2023 #35
And there is this LiberalArkie Mar 2023 #37
I want everybody to go to their open window and shout, "LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP,... " spike jones Mar 2023 #29
wooHOO!!!!!!!!!! UTUSN Mar 2023 #31
A dark day maybe but one that had to happen mvd Mar 2023 #36
34 counts (per cnn) nt orleans Mar 2023 #38
Kick. N/T Upthevibe Mar 2023 #39
Felony thinkingagain Mar 2023 #40
HAVE FUN YOU TRAITOROUS PIECE OF SHIT orangecrush Mar 2023 #42
Join us in song. tiredtoo Mar 2023 #43
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