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Donald Trump May Be Facing Racketeering Charges For His Attempts To Steal The Election

Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, and he lost it badly. Ironically, he lost to Joe Biden by the very same electoral vote margin — 306 to 232 — that gave him a victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Trump also lost the popular vote to Biden by over 7 million ballots, which is 4 million more than Clinton beat Trump by four years earlier.

In other words, Biden won a decisive victory, and the exit polls show he won because Democratic voters were energized and organized, independents broke for the former vice president, and the majority of Americans were simply sick and tired of Donald Trump’s bullshit.

Remember when Trump tried to overturn the will of the voters in four states and get the U.S. Supreme Court to hand him a second term, which the court refused to do, not only because Trump and his defenders have no case?

How bad was the lawsuit that was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton? So bad that Jessica Levinson, a law professor at Loyola Law School, said this about it:

“It’s all of the Hail Mary pass lawsuits strung together, in the erroneous hope that somehow lining them all up will make them look more impressive. It’s procedurally defective. It’s substantially defective.”

So what happens now, other than Biden being inaugurated on January 20?

Well, the lawsuit could wind up leading to Trump and his attorneys being charged with racketeering once he’s out of office, according to former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman, who had this to say recently on MSNBC when asked by host Ari Melber what “sanction” might be levied for the Texas election lawsuit:

“Against the lawyers, the client Donald Trump, they should be paying for the court time and other lawyers, and I look for criminal sanctions. If you take this back to what the goal here was, which was to keep Joe Biden from becoming president, they are involved in bribery, extortion with (Ukrainian) President Zelensky, that carried through a premeditated plan to steal the election from Joe Biden.”

Bribery and extortion are two of the crimes that suggest racketeering has taken place and can be charged. That led Akerman to add:

“That was the goal of their entire scheme, and I think there is probably a viable racketeering count that could be brought against the people involved, including Donald Trump.”

If the next U.S. attorney general wants to, he or she can easily charge Trump and his lawyers with racketeering. And then they can all be locked up for a very long time.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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