Lincoln Project: New indictment won’t stop Donald Trump from reclaiming White House
US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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The ruthlessness the indictments detail won't convince the former President's base to abandon him, but it better unite those who care about the rule of law, the project's founders say.

Former President Donald Trump’s indictment for trying to subvert the 2020 election has some of his fiercest critics believing these charges will not keep Trump from reclaiming the White House.

The unprecedented details of a U.S. President hitting such levels of depravity and ruthlessness to hang onto power has to be a call to arms for all sane Americans, according to a statement from Reed Galen and Rick Wilson, co-founders of the Lincoln Project.

“He IS the Republican nominee. He IS leading in the polls against Joe Biden,” said the statement from the project that’s become known for ads and videos skewering Republican extremism. “The MAGA GOP is a cult that no longer cares about the rule of law and wants to send Trump back to the White House. No indictment is going to stop his campaign.”

A New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday found that President Joe Biden is in a neck-and-neck race with the 45th President, who started the day with two criminal indictments against him.

Biden and Trump are tied at 43% apiece in a hypothetical rematch in 2024, according to the poll.

The progenitors of the Lincoln Project, which bills itself as a pro-democracy effort, say the battle is becoming increasingly urgent, given the lengths the indictment shows that Trump went to perpetuate the “Big Lie” that he won the election.

The indictment contends Trump tried to recruit fake electors to subvert the legal vote, lied repeatedly despite warnings about the damage he was doing and knew that he was lying.

“All Americans must realize the only choice before voters is between a functioning democracy versus a disgraced former President who tried to overthrow the government,” the Lincoln Project’s statement reads. “There is only one functioning party in America that cares about the rule of law and believes in democracy — and President Joe Biden is its candidate.”

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • My Take

    August 1, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    Dem campaigning in 2024 should be at least 2/3rds anti-Trump vs. pro-Biden.
    The US electorate should be made terrified of the prospect of the openly planned Trump/GOP fascism and oŕgy of vengence.
    Save AMERICA !

  • My Take

    August 2, 2023 at 1:33 am

    PRISON !!
    Let him hear a continuous cry.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 2, 2023 at 6:01 am

    They drank the Clorox! Why in the world with all of the evidence,ask those over 600plus in jail, are folks still believing? Trump is a liar and loser! Trump is lying for MONEY, MONEY, and more MONEY! Common Good is America!

  • Dont Say FLA

    August 2, 2023 at 7:20 am

    The whole point for Trump voters is ending the USA. They don’t like the USA as it is. They prefer it “MAGA.” Trump gets back in, the cleansing will resume.

    I would say the cleansing would “begin” rather than “resume,” except the most unhinged MAGAs were already murdering “others” during that one Trump presidency that came to pass, thinking they could away with it because Trump.

    And Rhonda, if anything he says or does is to believed, is just as bad or worse than Trump.

  • Earl Pitts "Calling Out Stinkin Project" American

    August 2, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Good mornting America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, along with the rest of the country often contimplate how those old RINO men in The Lincoln Project are able to get anything like this “press release” out when they spend 87% of their day looking for their testicals.
    Thank you America,

    • Silly Wabbit

      August 2, 2023 at 1:06 pm

      You kwazy.

  • Dont Say FLA

    August 2, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    If Trump gets back in, January 6th really will look like a regular day of normal tourists at the Capitol relative to what folks would be likely to do. But hopefully everybody will just show up to vote.

    • My Take

      August 2, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Will the FBI, for main example, “go quietly?”
      I suppose it depends in part on number and positions of eager Quislings.
      The CIA would have little trouble going fascist. It’s been an agency goal outside the US for its whole history.

      • Dont Say FLA

        August 3, 2023 at 8:26 am

        You’re exactly right. MAGA voters think they’re voting for a Trump coup (one that works). Really they’ll be voting for a military coup or FBI coup or CIA coup or basically whichever heavily armed governmental body get its shit together the fastest to be like Nancy Reagan and Just Say No to the next Trump coup.

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