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Supreme Court will decide whether Trump has presidential immunity in 2020 election fraud attempt |  US elections 2024

Supreme Court will decide whether Trump has presidential immunity in 2020 election fraud attempt | US elections 2024

Donald Trump pictured from February 9

Trump assumed the presidency of the United States from 2017 to 2020, and he is the Republican Party's most likely candidate to run in the presidential elections scheduled for next November. Joe Biden. His defense wants the case to be decided only after pleading guilty.

Trump appointed three of the nine Supreme Court justicesensuring a conservative majority on the court of 6 to 3.

The defense's claim was that Trump was president at the time and, therefore, was entitled to legal protections, such as being barred from criminal prosecution.

But prosecutors said he acted as a candidate and not as president when he pressured officials to try to change the election result.

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After Democrat Joe Biden was elected president of the United States in 2020, Trump spent weeks publicly insisting that he was indeed the winner. On January 6, 2021, he encouraged a crowd of people to go to the Capitol as Biden's election became official.

However, in early February, judges on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the request. The trial in this case was scheduled to be held in March of this year, but the judges decided to postpone it, and have not yet set a new date.

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