On September 22, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against Donald Trump and his children for their scheme to defraud banks and insurance companies in New York to the tune of $250 million.1
This is the fourth active legal probe into Trump and the lawsuits are piling up. YET, Trump is still going to run for president. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the Republicans would most likely give him the nomination. Besides the NY case, Trump is likely involved in an ongoing case in Georgia about his efforts to tamper with the 2020 election results in the state and his request that the Georgia secretary of state “find 11,780 votes” for him. And, the Justice Department is also in the middle of an investigation into the January 6 insurrection and other attempts by Trump and his followers to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Finally, there is the investigation into Trump’s possible violation of both the Presidential Records Act and the Espionage Act due to his stealing hundreds of classified documents from the White House is also continuing to move forward.
And the most disturbing part: He would almost certainly win the Republican nomination if he did.
GOP elected officials and the MAGA base continue to rally behind Trump and increase his approval ratings, in spite of the FBI search warrant and discovery and recovery of stolen classified documents.
If Trump’s chosen comrades win races for various secretaries of state and governorships, along with control of Congress, the GOP could install Trump in the White House in 2024, REGARDLESS OF THE REAL ELECTION OUTCOME. Know that in spite of many years of blatant crime and corruption, if Republicans take back power on November 7, they will do everything possible to haul all the investigations and prevent their party from EVERY facing any consequences.
What can you do? SUPPORT Democratic candidates for all elected positions; vote down the ballot from Governor to the local Water District; drive someone to the ballot drop off or polling place; be a poll watcher to be sure no one is turned away and no one is coerced; make calls for states like Georgia where so much is at stake. Call, Text, Talk, Vote.
Let’s all work together to make sure Trump is NEVER in any elected office again. Never forget January 6!
1. “New York attorney general sues Trump, accuses him of ‘astounding’ fraud and deception”, Vox, September 21, 2022