David Catron writes for the American Spectator that a New York judge’s animosity toward former President Donald Trump could affect this fall’s election.

Recently, when former President Trump openly accused the New York judge presiding over his “hush money” trial of plotting to put him in jail and declared himself willing to emulate Nelson Mandela, it had the desired effect on the commentariat and the savants of social media. They provided Trump with plenty of earned coverage and precious little substance concerning how the voters will react if he is jailed for committing a misdemeanor. It’s obvious that the Biden reelection campaign is relying on lawfare to drive down Trump’s support. Yet, according to a recent AP-NORC poll, “Only about one-third of U.S. adults say Trump did something illegal in the hush money case.”

And this corrupt prosecution probably offers the only chance to convict Trump of anything before the election. Recent developments in the other cases cobbled together by Democrat prosecutors suggest that they won’t go forward anytime soon. Last week, Federal Judge Aileen Cannon indefinitely postponed the start of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s classified-documents trial, which had been scheduled to begin May 20. The next day, as Judge Cannon was being savaged by the corporate media, Georgia’s state Court of Appeals agreed to review a ruling by Judge Scott McAfee that allowed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue prosecuting Trump despite her clear conflict of interest. 

Meanwhile, Smith’s indictments involving Trump’s alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election are languishing in the Supreme Court where the justices are considering whether a former president enjoys immunity from criminal prosecution for actions taken before leaving office. The Court will also decide if Smith has improperly charged Trump under a statute meant to punish corporations for evidence tampering in order to obstruct congressional inquiries.