Political Analyst Scott Mitchell Breaks Down What Trump Verdict Could Mean For Oklahoma Voters

News 9's political analyst Scott Mitchell stopped by the studio to discuss how former President Trump's felony conviction could affect the polls.

Friday, May 31st 2024, 10:51 am

By: News 9, Scott Mitchell


In a historic vote, former President Donald Trump is now the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.

News 9's political analyst Scott Mitchell stopped by the studio to discuss how this will affect Oklahoma voters.

Since Thursday's conviction, many Oklahomans have wondered what that means for the upcoming election and how it is relevant to the state.

Mitchell said the conviction affects anyone voting in the Republican primaries on June 18.

"Everybody that's in the Republican primary is gonna be grabbing a hold of the former president because that's where the momentum is right now," Mitchell said.

Mitchell also pointed out the uncertainty surrounding the future impact of this conviction on Trump's campaign trail. The situation is expected to become clearer after his sentencing on July 11, when he can file for an appeal.

"Based on what I've seen today, and there's very little polling right now, but I would say the base is going to be enraged," Mitchell said.

Mitchell said the conviction would not affect his ability to be named the presidential nominee for the GOP.

"Nothing's going stop that. You can be a felon and hold office, it doesn't affect that , and he will appeal, but he can't do that until probably after the convention this summer," Mitchell said.

He said it could take up to a week for polls to depict any changes following the conviction, but he thinks in Oklahoma, Trump's support will grow.

"In Oklahoma, I can tell you this will impact the 18th election and you'll see more of those cardboard Trump cutouts being sold by these people in these primaries. They're going to latch on to this president big time. That's my prediction," Mitchell said.


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