President Trump just received some good news!
As we know, President Donald Trump emerged victorious in the state of Florida during the 2020 elections. This outcome could potentially work in his favor as he faces a federal trial for alleged mishandling of classified documents.
The jury pool for this trial will primarily be selected from counties that Trump easily won in both the 2016 and 2020 elections. This could certainly provide an advantage for Trump when the trial commences.
Not only that, the federal judge presiding over the case is Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Trump. On Friday, she indicated that the trial would likely be held in Fort Pierce, which is where she typically presides in the federal courthouse located in the northern part of the Southern District of Florida.
As reported by The New York Times, this region consists of one swing county and four solidly Republican ones. However, Cannon did mention the possibility of relocating the trial.
If the trial remains in Fort Pierce, it would be advantageous for Trump when it comes to the jury selection process.
“For years, it’s been a very conservative venue for plaintiffs’ lawyers,” trial lawyer John Morgan told the Times. “It is solid, solid Trump country.”
Trump won Okeechobee County, a rural county where just more than 16,000 people voted in the 2020 election, with 71.5% of the vote, according to the county’s election tally. He took Highlands County with 66.8% in 2020. That county is a rural area where more than 52,000 people voted.
In Martin County, where more than 98,000 people voted, Trump won with 61.8%. In Indian River County, where more than 97,000 voted, the then-president won with 60.2% of the vote.
The swing county of St. Lucie County was one in which Trump won narrowly in both 2016 and 2020. He got 50.4% of the vote in 2020 to defeat President Joe Biden.