Trump Can Remain On Republican Primary Ballot, Judge Rules
A Michigan state judge ruled that Donald Trump will not be disqualified from running for the presidency in the state, allowing Trump to remain on the Republican primary ballot.
The judge’s ruling came after Trump’s opponents claimed that he was ineligible to run for office following his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, according to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The Amendment states that no official who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies” can not hold office.
Following the judge’s rule, he said that state election officials do not have the jurisdiction to remove Trump from the ballot.
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Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Trump’s campaign, in a statement, said that the case is “un-constitutional left-wing fantasies orchestrated by monied allies of the Biden campaign seeking to turn the election over to the courts and deny the American people the right to choose their next president.”
Judge James Robert Redford said that disqualifying a presidential candidate through the 14th Amendment would have to be placed into the hands of Congress and not the courts.
He also explained in his ruling that the Amendment does not cover a variety of questions, such as what is considered an insurrection or rebellion.
The attempt to disqualify Trump in other states has also been denied in New Hampshire and Minnesota.
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