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Trump Convicted: Impact on 2024 Election Remains Uncertain

Former President Donald Trump has been found guilty on all 34 charges of falsifying business records in a New York court. This conviction makes him the first major party nominee to run for president as a convicted felon. While some polls suggest a decline in support for Trump, experts are divided on the overall impact on the 2024 election. Some believe that the conviction could sway undecided voters, while others argue that the verdict will have little effect on the race. The case, which stemmed from hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election, has been met with mixed reactions from political strategists and analysts. Trump maintains his innocence and has vowed to appeal the verdict.

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Sources: - https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cnll59r891xo - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/can-trump-be-president-despite-his-criminal-conviction-2024-05-30/ - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/30/politics/can-trump-still-run-for-president-what-matters/index.html - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4694870-can-trump-still-vote-after-being-convicted-of-34-felonies/ - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/30/donald-trump-vote-2024-election-00160430 - https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2024-wildcard-trump-criminal-trial-verdict-throws-2024-presidential-election-unchartered-waters

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It's a wild ride for sure.

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