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There is no First Amendment right to overturn an election

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Free Speech, First Amendment, Donald Trump, 2020 Election, January 6, Trump Indictment
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Shortly after special counsel Jack Smith unveiled four new criminal charges against former president Donald Trump — all arising out of Trump’s failed efforts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election — one of Trump’s lawyers revealed one of the legal arguments he plans to use to defend the former president.

“This is an attack on free speech and political advocacy,” Trump attorney John Lauro told CNN Tuesday evening. In a separate appearance on Fox News, Lauro claimed that Trump is being prosecuted for “what he believed in and the policies and the political speech that he carried out...

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