On Aug. 28, the date for the start of Trump’s trial for federal election interference in the 2020 election was set for March 4, just one day before Super Tuesday. There are 15 states that hold their primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, a significant date for Trump, who is seeking the 2024 Republican nomination for president. Trump had sought a trial date of April 2026, while special counsel Jack Smith had sought a trial date of January.
However, Trump’s balancing act of campaigning and trials begins in October. On Oct. 2, a fraud lawsuit brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James goes to trial.
On Jan. 15, a defamation lawsuit that was brought against Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll, who had accused Trump of raping her, goes to trial. The date also coincides with the date of the Iowa Republican presidential caucus, the first in the nation.
On March 25, the hush-money criminal case brought against Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is scheduled to go to trial. The date is between the March 19 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, and Illinois, the Louisiana primary on March 23, and the April 2 Wisconsin primary.
On May 20, the trial in Smith’s classified documents case against Trump will begin in Florida. On May 14, Maryland and West Virginia hold their primaries. On May 21, Idaho, Kentucky, and Oregon hold their primaries.
One case has yet to be scheduled. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had sought to start the trial in the Georgia 2020 election case on March 4, just a week before the Georgia primary. On Sept. 6, Trump and his 18 co-defendants will be arraigned.
The conflicts between the trials and the primary elections have made some Trump supporters question whether there is election interference going on.
The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 15–18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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