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Polling Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Want a Verdict in the Trump Federal Election Interference Case Before the 2024 Presidential Election

A recent poll found that almost 2 in 3 Americans want to see a verdict reached in former President Donald Trump’s federal election subversion case before the 2024 presidential election. Across party lines, almost 1 in 2 Americans say it is “essential” that a verdict is reached before Election Day 2024.

Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/AP

The trial date in the federal election interference case was originally set for March 4th, 2024. This date was postponed and pretrial motions paused while waiting on the federal DC Circuit Court of Appeal to issue its recent ruling. On February 6, the D.C. Circuit Court unanimously rejected Trump’s claim of presidential immunity from prosecution for alleged crimes connected to trying to unlawfully remain President despite losing the 2020 presidential election. Karen Henderson, the lone judge who was appointed by a Republican on the panel of appellate judges, stated during oral argument that “it’s paradoxical to say that his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed allows him to violate criminal laws.”  

Because Trump appealed the  immunity decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal election interference trial may be further delayed, depending on how quickly the Supreme Court is able to decide the issue.   

Read more about the indictments Trump is facing, including the D.C. federal election interference case, here.


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