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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, seen as a potential running mate for Donald Trump, claimed the outcome of the November election will not depend on the former president’s recent guilty verdict in New York’s “hush money” trial.

“While this is interesting and compelling to many people right now, the election will not be about this process,” Burgum said on Face the Nation on Sunday.

A Manhattan jury recently found Trump guilty of falsifying business records to conceal a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Republicans have criticized the verdict, claiming it was biased despite the jury’s makeup of seven men and five women, all approved by both the defense and prosecution.

Burgum reiterated his skepticism about the verdict, noting that most Americans did not closely follow the trial due to time constraints. He stressed that voters will prioritize issues such as inflation when making their decisions in November.

“As this moment passes, when elections happen this fall, people will make a decision about: Are they better off today than they were four years ago?” Burgum said, noting that Americans already had the opportunity to live their lives under the Trump administration. “Americans will come back to the issues that affect them because this outcome of the trial does not affect them, but inflation affects them.”

According to a CBS News poll, only a third of Americans closely followed the trial, while just over half believed the verdict was fair. Republicans felt that Trump was being treated unfairly.

Burgum, who withdrew from the presidential race in December and endorsed Trump, denied reports that Trump solicited $1 billion in donations from oil executives in exchange for favors from regulators. He claimed to have attended the meeting and stated that no such request was made.

However, Burgum acknowledged that Trump discussed the challenges facing the oil industry and denied accusations that Trump targeted the industry for campaign financing. He argued that the existing environmental regulations are harmful to the country.

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