(DailyVantage.com) – Entrepreneur and 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has slammed the most recent wave of former President Donald Trump’s indictments from Georgia. A grand jury in Georgia indicted Trump and 18 of his allies for election fraud, criminal racketeering, and other efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Ramaswamy previously promised to pardon Trump if elected to the presidency. Now he continues to attack the prosecution against Trump, asserting that the Fulton County prosecution is a pathetic effort to continue political persecution against Trump in this fourth indictment.
Ramaswamy believes that the ongoing prosecutorial efforts against Trump are founded on untested legal theories, making the process unfair and violating Trump’s right to due process. He offered to write an amicus brief to dismiss the proceedings, stating that he does not want prosecutors to decide the 2024 presidential election.
Notably, County District Attorney Fani Willis, who leads the effort to prosecute Trump in Georgia, is attempting to highlight an alleged violation of the Georgia RICO Act, which makes it a crime to conspire, participate, acquire, or maintain an enterprise through racketeering activities. This argument means the prosecution must assert that the Trump campaign’s actions in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election constituted a criminal scheme to overturn the election. Trump continues to deny wrongdoing, but with as many charges against him as there are across four indictments, he could face over 641 years in prison.
Trump remains the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential race. According to FiveThirtyEight aggregate polling, Trump has about 52.7%, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has 14.8%, Ramswamy has 7.5%, former Vice President Mike Pence has 6.0%, and all other candidates are below 5%. This polling validates Ramaswamy’s point that the prosecution of Trump has political repercussions that severely impact the 2024 presidential election. With only months away until the first Republican primaries, the continued prosecution of Trump and its developments will continue to be a heated subject of political and legal discourse.
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