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Is it possible for Trump to contest 2024 Presidential election after his conviction in hush money trial?

The 77-year-old former president was found guilty on 34 charges of falsifying business records in the hush money trial. This makes Donald Trump the first former US president to run for office as a convicted felon.

Is it possible for former President Donald Trump to run for president in 2024, especially after his conviction in the hush money case on Wednesday?

Legal experts affirm that Trump can still participate in the election for the White House.

The 77-year-old former president was found guilty on 34 charges of falsifying business records in the hush money trial. This makes Donald Trump the first former US president to run for office as a convicted felon.

According to the US Constitution, a presidential candidate must be at least 35 years old, a “natural born” citizen, and have resided in the US for at least 14 years. There are no restrictions barring individuals with criminal records from running.

However, voter sentiment could play a significant role in this election. A Bloomberg poll revealed that at least 53% of swing state voters would not vote for Trump if he were convicted.

Another poll by Quinnipiac University indicated that 6% of Trump’s supporters might reconsider their vote, which could be critical for his campaign.

According to the court order, Trump will remain free and is scheduled to return to court on July 11 for sentencing. However, he plans to appeal his conviction. The lengthy appeal process could extend beyond the November election, according to legal experts.

Nevertheless, Trump will face considerable challenges and uncertainties in his campaign.

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