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Donald Trump Facing ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ Over Election—GOP Strategist

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Newsweek, June 2024

Donald Trump’s campaign is in serious trouble if primary voters abandon him in greater numbers after his historic conviction in New York, a GOP strategist has said. On June 4, the former president is set to appear on a ballot for the first time since a New York jury found him guilty of 34 felony charges of falsifying business records. The charges related to a hush-money payment made to an adult film actor that prosecutors said Trump arranged in an effort to illegally influence the 2016 election. The former president has denied any wrongdoing.

In March, Trump and President Joe Biden secured the number of delegates needed to be considered their parties’ presumptive nominees. The Republican is expected to prevail in Tuesday’s primary contests in Montana, New Jersey and New Mexico. However, while polls show Trump and Biden remain closely matched, early signs suggest that Trump’s conviction is hampering his chances at winning back the White House in November.

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