The Washington Post reports:
Donald Trump’s attorney, John Lauro, has been making the rounds hoping to bolster the idea that the latest indictment against the former president is fundamentally a political charge, telling CBS on Wednesday that Trump’s team would seek a change of venue — potentially West Virginia, which he argued is “much more diverse” than D.C.
Trump’s efforts were coordinated from the White House and involved attempts to pressure Congress and the vice president, so the indictment was delivered by a grand jury in Washington.
In many ways, Washington is the more diverse geography. West Virginia’s population is overwhelmingly White and older than that of D.C. — characteristics that correlate with more Republican support. But importantly: 69 percent of voters in West Virginia supported Trump in the 2020 election, while 92 percent of D.C. voters chose Biden.
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The federal indictment against Donald Trump focuses heavily on efforts the former president and his co-conspirators made to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia. The federal case is sure to intersect with a separate probe in the state. https://t.co/M5V5Oz9MpI
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 2, 2023
Attorney says West Virginia is “in close proximity” & “much more diverse” than DC
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 2, 2023