The Manhattan Jury Pool Isn’t All That Liberal

Source: RealClearPolitics
by Froma Harrop

“A rumor’s going around that the Manhattan jury pool could not have produced 12 peers willing to give Donald Trump a fair shake. And that explains the jurors’ decision to find him guilty on all 34 charges in the hush money case. That rumor is unfounded, however. It is true that there are far more registered Democratic voters in Manhattan than registered Republicans, 70% versus just under 8%. But that 8% represents almost 87,000 Republicans. We can assume that registered Democrats are perfectly able to impartially assess evidence. (Trump’s lawyers had to approve them.) Likewise, Republican Manhattanites are capable of finding fault in an ex-president’s conduct.” (06/04/24)