The federal trial of Trump, for allegedly attempting to rig the 2020 election, is set to begin on March 4, the day before Super Tuesday. This comes after the defense’s request to move the case to 2026 was denied by a court earlier in the year.
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“Republican Nomination Race Nears Crucial March Amid Trump Lawsuit”
The race for the Republican nomination is getting up for a crucial March. In terms of delegate votes, this month will probably finalize the GOP nominee, according to a recent document from the Republican National Committee. It’s interesting to note that this is the same time when the first lawsuit against former President Donald Trump has been filed.
It’s possible that the primary campaign ends before Trump’s trials begin at full steam. Republicans will be awarded almost half of their delegates in 16 contests following Super Tuesday on March 5. 54% of delegates will be chosen a week later, and by the end of the month, 71% will be chosen.
“Critical Early Contests: Rivals Vie in South Carolina, Iowa, and New Hampshire”
Even while Trump is leading in the polls right now, his rivals must gain ground quickly in early races like South Carolina, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Iowa will cast its ballot on January 15—44 days away. Iowa is home to Governor Ron DeSantis, while New Hampshire is beginning to embrace former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. Even though just around 3% of the delegates come from these states, non-Trump contenders need to do well here in order to keep their campaign momentum going.
The verdict of the trial is crucial because, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey from August, over half of Republican supporters said they would be reluctant to support Trump if he were found guilty of a felony. But the primary schedule indicates that until the nominee is effectively selected, there may not be a decision on any of Trump’s cases.
There are four upcoming criminal prosecutions for Trump, one of which has been recommended by Georgian prosecutors and is slated to begin soon after the July 15–18 Republican National Convention.