With another indictment against Trump, one viewer needed to understand how that affected the presidential campaign. Steve posed an intriguing question today, “Since Donald Trump has been indicted but not convicted, is he still allowed to run for president?”
Indeed, he is. In point of fact, he will still be eligible to run for president regardless of the outcome of that case. In the United States, the requirements for running for president are clear, and there is no mention of prior criminal convictions.
You should be a characteristic conceived resident of the US, be something like 35 years of age, and have been an occupant of the US for a very long time.
If the US Senate votes to convict someone who is impeached while in office, it could also prevent them from running for office again. They could also decide to remove that individual from office but leave the door open for them to run again.
“Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend beyond removal from Office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of Honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States,” despite the fact that former President Trump was impeached twice and acquitted by the Senate both times. Therefore, he can still run for office.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been looking into Trump’s alleged involvement in a hush-money scheme to silence adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to be having an affair with Trump, during the 2016 election. As a result of the grand jury’s decision to indict Trump, he becomes the first former president of the United States to face a felony charge. Trump has denied any wrongdoing or the affair.
Despite the fact that the Constitution makes it abundantly clear that no criminal charge or conviction can prevent a person from running for president, public opinion in the United States is much more nuanced.
According to a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and released on Wednesday, 57% of respondents believed that Trump should be removed from office due to criminal charges.
The political leanings of respondents influenced their responses; 75% of Republicans and 88% of Democrats agreed that the charges should not disqualify Trump. 55% of the independents surveyed believed that the allegations should disqualify him.