Trump brings faith to the fore as he looks to shore up evangelical support

Former President Donald Trump is about to go to trial over criminal allegations he paid off a porn star before the 2016 election.

But instead of being deterred, support from white evangelical Protestant Christians could win him the 2024 cycle over President Joe Biden.

In 2020, white evangelicals accounted for roughly 1 in 5 general election voters and one-third of the people who cast a ballot for Trump. Without their support, Biden would have won that contest by more than 20 percentage points, according to Pew Research.

But although Trump grew his margin of victory with the demographic in 2020 against Biden, compared to four years earlier against then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the former president appears to be mindful of the group’s importance eight months before
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