Many Republicans believe that the indictments against former president Donald Trump are intended to be an obstacle to his re-election campaign. This comes after reports surfaced that three separate prosecutors reportedly met with White House aides before indicting the former president.

Despite the Democrats’ strategy of sabotaging Trump’s re-election campaign, it has been confirmed that the former president is seen as the frontrunner and has a strong chance of winning the re-election in November.

Lately, the ongoing criminal cases against Trump have diverted his focus from his campaign, as he has devoted his time to addressing these challenges. However, multiple reports claim that Trump has benefited greatly from numerous postponements in his legal cases.

Legal experts have noted that the lawfare against the former president has not resulted in significant legal consequences. Instead, it has allowed the former president to maintain a strong presence against his opponents.

As it stands, the only trial the former president is likely to face before the presidential election in November is the ongoing hush money case in Manhattan.

A survey indicated that 60% of registered voters thought it important that Trump’s criminal trials occur before the election. A similar number of registered voters, including one in four Republicans, said they would not vote for Trump if a jury convicted him of a felony.

According to a Leger poll shared by the New York Post, President Joe Biden will not get any additional support if Trump is found guilty of a crime and imprisoned before the 2024 election.

The poll further indicates that Trump, currently taking the lead over Biden with 46% votes, will lose one point if he is found guilty of all criminal charges. However, instead of shifting support to Biden, Trump supporters would become uncertain about their choice.

Despite Trump’s indictments, multiple media outlets have tagged the lawfare against the former president as ineffective.

According to the outlets, if Trump wins the election, his new attorney general may order the Justice Department to drop the two federal cases against him once he takes office in January 2025. The former president does not have that option for the New York and Georgia cases as they are not federal cases. However, legal experts say state prosecutors may not move forward with the two cases if Trump gets back in the White House in 2025.