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You asked: Is a felon legally permitted to run for president?

Is
a
convicted
felon
legally
permitted
to
run
for
president?




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The

constitutional
qualifications

for
being
president
are
being
a
natural-born
U.S.
citizen,
a
resident
for
at
least
14
years
and
over
the
age
of
35.
A
person
can
be
disqualified
by
conviction
in
a
Senate
impeachment
trial,
but
a
criminal
conviction
does
not
affect
eligibility.

In
1920,
Socialist
Party
candidate
Eugene
V.
Debs

ran
for
president
from
prison
,
but
no
major-party
candidate
has
ever
sought
the
nation’s
highest
office
while
facing
criminal
charges.
The
Trump
team
has
not
said

how
it
would
handle

the
unprecedented
logistical
challenges
of
running
a
national
campaign
while
the
former
president
is
standing
trial,
possibly
in

multiple
cases
.

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