Trump could still be elected president if indicted or convicted, experts say

March 08, 2023

According to law, former President Donald Trump can be elected president if indicted -- or even convicted -- in any of the state and federal investigations he is currently facing, experts tell ABC News. "I wouldn't even think about leaving," Trump told reporters ahead of his speech on Saturday. Constitutional experts also told ABC News that previous Supreme Court rulings hold that Congress cannot add qualifications to the office of the president. "You could conceivably have a situation where the president of the United States is not disqualified from being president ... but can't vote for himself," Levinson told ABC News. "But you could conceivably be convicted of crimes against our country, and still be able to serve as president."