Trump could run for president from prison — it’s happened before

By Jon Levine     

Former President Trump could run for president from prison should be find himself incarcerated during the 2024 elections.
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Former President Donald Trump could run for the White House — even if he is convicted and sent to prison.

Trump faces a looming indictment from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and has proclaimed his arrest is imminent.

Should an indictment come down, Trump would become the first former president to face criminal proceedings — and possible incarceration.

“I hope Democrats like Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg are stupid enough to try to put President Trump in prison because it will guarantee his victory,” said Mike Davis, an attorney and former chief counsel for nominations for Sen. Chuck Grassley.

“There is no legal reason why he still couldn’t run and win the White House from

If wouldn’t be the first time a major campaign was staged from behind bars.

In 1920, Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs launched a White House run and garnered nearly a million votes while incarcerated at the federal pen in Atlanta.

Debs had been convicted of sedition in 1918 for protesting US involvement in World War I.

He was sentenced to 10 years, but that was commuted to time served in 1921 by President Harding.

Debs’ campaign was his fourth stab at the nation’s highest job — he previously mounted efforts in 1904, 1908 and 1912.

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