If Donald Trump is convicted, can he still run for President?

9 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    This is a murky question

    Do you mean convicted of the impeachment charges or convicted of criminal ones? If you mean convicted of criminal charges, do these occur when he is still in office or once he is out?

    If by conviction you mean removed from office- Yes he can run again in 2020 if he chooses to do so! However, if the senate chooses to vote for a clause that he never runs again, he legally can't run for presidency

    If by convicted of a crime while IN office? He would appeal it, and that fight would go to the supreme courts! Keep in mind there is no rule saying a US president can or can't be convicted of a crime, this would be a historic case in the courts if that were to happen. Lets say he's convicted while in office, the answer depends on whether or not the senate blocks him or not from reapplying.

  • 8 months ago


  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    For one thing it would ensure he would win by a landslide.   Democrats don't really have a single candidate who can hope to win.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I've seen different things on this.  Certainly someone who is removed from office can hold another office.  Alcee Hastings, a Democratic Congressman from Florida had previously been impeached and convicted when he was a federal judge because he had accepted bribes (a charge he still denies).  But I've heard that a person could be banned from running for the office they've been removed from again. 

    It would also be a practical impossibility.  It takes a two thirds vote from the Senate to convict someone and remove them from office.  To get to that point, we'd need over 20 Republicans to vote to convict (assuming all Democrats vote to convict).  For that many Republicans to abandon Trump there would have to be immense political pressure to do so.  If they had that level of pressure then Trump would likely never be able to gain the GOP nomination.  If Trump was removed (which isn't going to happen at this point) then President Pence would presumably be the GOP nominee for the fall.  If Trump ran as an independent then all he would do would be to divide the Republican leaning vote.  This would ensure Democratic victory in the fall, and likely give the Democratic candidate an electoral landslide like we haven't seen since the 1980s. 

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  • Desire
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    He will be acquitted since there was no crime.

  • 8 months ago


    off , he is not getting convicted you need 66

    senators to votes to convict.That is not going to

    Happen even Chuck knows that. Second, if

    Get a president gets convicted he can never run office again. He

    will win again because stupid Dems wanted to

    Impeach him. Gop did the same thing to Bill

    Clinton and they paid the price for it losing the


  • 8 months ago

    Under Article I, Section 3, Clause 7, upon conviction in impeachment cases, the Senate has the option to order, by a simple majority, that an individual be forever disqualified from holding federal office, which includes that of president.[2]

  • 8 months ago

    Technically, yes. Theres nothing to stop him legally speaking.

  • 8 months ago

    No. Once impeached and convicted, you can't ever hold public office again.

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