Alvin Bragg got some bad news that is about to ruin his day

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was on top of the world after his conviction of Donald Trump.

But soon all came crashing down.

And Alvin Bragg got some bad news that is about to ruin his day.

Swing voters confused by Bragg verdict

Democrats hoped Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s guilty verdict would push voters away from former President Donald Trump.

Instead, the convoluted and cockamamie legal theory he used to convict Trump just left them confused.

No one in a focus group of seven undecided voters in the swing states of North Carolina or Georgia could tell journalist Mark Halperin – who organized the panel – could accurately describe what crime Bragg charged Trump with committing.

“I’m not 100% sure, but I think he was convicted of some stuff going on with hush money going to someone he slept with, Stormy Daniels,” a voter named Jesse said to Halperin.

“Not telling the truth about money and election interference,” Jesse incorrectly stated.

“Sending money to hush people up is what I think it is,” a woman from Georgia named Dennise interjected.

That was also wrong.

“I think it’s legal though, right? To pay to protect an NDA, right, Dennise?” a male voter from Georgia named Greg asked.

Dennise told him he was correct.

“I thought it was that it was campaign funds, so I don’t know much about it, but I thought the problem was that he used campaign funds to pay off Stormy Daniels,” a voter from Georgia named Gerrylin stated before being told by Greg that was wrong.

“I think it’s the opposite though,” Greg claimed. “I think he used non-campaign funds, and the crime was that he should have used campaign funds, or at least that’s what they’re claiming. Because it was used to improve his image on the campaign, and so by not classifying them as campaign funds, then that’s what the crime is.”

A woman from Georgia named Carrie accurately described the legal theory Bragg used.

“It was more about the classification of the funds that he instructed his lawyer to do the payout, but the labeling of that … was labeled as legal expenses and not as a payoff or a payment to her,” Carrie told Halperin.

But when Halperin asked Carrie to name the crime, she came up blank.

“Uh, I’m actually not sure, no,” Carrier answered. “I guess it would be … yeah, I don’t know.”

A man from North Carolina named Micah also couldn’t describe what Bragg charged Trump with.

“I’d say misallocation of campaign funds, but I don’t know the legal term,” Micah responded.

Political fallout of the conviction

Voters being unable to describe what crime Bragg charged Trump with – because no crime actually existed – gave context to the post-conviction polls showing no movement in them.

Halperin commissioned a poll of voters in North Carolina and Georgia who disapprove of both President Joe Biden and Trump.

These so-called “double haters” are viewed by pundits as the voters who will decide the election.

The guilty verdict had no impact on their vote.

A polling memo from Wick Insights Managing Partner David Burrell found that 66 percent of “double haters” said the verdict made no difference in their vote.

Only 10 percent said it would affect their choice in the election.

However, Burrell said this number reflected a hardening of opinion either for or against Trump as just three percent of Trump voters said they were more likely to back him while two percent of non-Trump voters said the verdict made them more likely to support him.

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