After Impeachment: What Consequences For Trump’s Election Conspiracy Could Look Like

Talking Points Memo

Imposing a penalty on these actions — be it political, legal or financial — is not just about punishing a former president for his attempt to subvert democracy. It’s about deterring similar actors from trying such schemes in the future. “The main goal here is to deter anybody from ever trying this again. That’s what we have to do,” Campaign Legal Center Senior Director Adav Noti said. “There has to be a penalty so that anybody in a future situation looks at this and says, ‘I will go to jail if I try this and so I won’t do this.’”

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