Michigan Judge Shoots Down Yet Another Effort to Keep Trump Off 2024 Ballot

A Michigan judge has denied an effort to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot.

The judge stated that the Secretary of State lacks the authority to intervene in a primary election if the party lists a candidate who is ineligible for the position, in accordance with Michigan law.

“The ultimate decision is made by the respective political party, with the consent of the listed candidate,” the judge wrote.

The ruling follows a legal challenge to Trump’s candidacy that was filed in September by a group of Michigan voters. The challengers contended that his conduct and endeavors to challenge the 2020 election results, as well as those associated with the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, thereby rendering him ineligible for public office.

The lawsuit’s central claim for Trump’s disqualification from office—that he “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” subsequent to taking an oath to support and defend the Constitution—was not explicitly addressed or emphasized in the Michigan Court of Claims’ decision.

The petitioners’ attorney, Ron Fein, stated on Tuesday that an appeal was imminent.

“While our appeal is pending, the trial court’s decision isn’t binding on any other court, and we continue our current and planned legal actions in other states to enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment against Donald Trump,” Fein, the legal director of Free Speech For People, said in a statement.

The ruling on Tuesday is an additional triumph for Trump, following the Minnesota Supreme Court’s dismissal of a comparable legal petition to exclude him from the state’s primary ballot in 2024 earlier this month.

Such endeavors have been deemed “ignorance” and “election interference” by Trump.

Campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung approved of the Michigan ruling.

“Each and every one of these ridiculous cases have LOST because they are all 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,” Cheung said in a statement, adding that he anticipated similar wins in other efforts to disqualify Trump’s candidacy on the basis of the 14th Amendment.

Similar concerns to those raised in Michigan are being considered by senior election officials in Arizona, New Hampshire, and other states as they prepare state ballots for the upcoming Republican presidential primaries, in which Trump leads all GOP candidates in the polls.

It is ironic that “Democratic” voters are attempting to pull off the biggest undemocratic move — denying the right of their fellow voters to election their candidate of choice.

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By Melinda Davies
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5 months ago

Isn’t the gaslighting amazing? The Democrats keep saying that everyone else is a “threat to democracy” — (I guess what they really mean is that everyone else is “a threat to Democracy” with a capital “D”), yet its always the Democrats trying to take away people’s democratic right to vote for whoever they see fit.

Its really sad that the anti-democracy party is named the Democrats. Confuses stupid people who don’t realize that “Democrat” (with a capital “D”) does NOT mean democrat. Rather “Democrat” means “Nazi”.

Somebody should sue the Democrat party to change their name, because their name is… misinformation? Disinformation? No wait…. FALSE.

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5 months ago

the 14th doesn’t effect someone trying to be elected, it limits who can serve…
this may feel pandantic, but the law IS pandantic…

I believe nobody should be denied a slot to be voted for beyond the requirements currently used to select officeholders … a petition of ### registered voters ! … although while I would suggest adding a monitary requirement to evenly distribute costs of the whole poll day, that isn’t currently the method

after voters place their voice to paper then their eligibility should be evaluated … IF ENOUGH VOTERS VOTE FOR INELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL then that sounds to me that ZERO on the ballot deserve to hold office.

THINK ABOUT IT… what are the voters actually saying if a criminal received most votes. ARE YOU GOING TO CLAIM THAT VOTERS DIDN’T KNOW A MURDER WAS ON DEATH ROW? of couse they did… they voted for the “MOST ELIGIBLE” person on the ballot
… I.E. “None of the Above”

NOTE:(tax payers pay for equipment, poll workers, and sundry stuff while starving the 14+hour workers resulting in sub-minimum wages (poll workers report for work 5am, polls oben 6am, close 7pm [or later] then cannot leave until theplace tallies and has had the paperwork certified and dispatched. 8 pm minimum 9pm half the time)
at that time all but 2 workers leave (about 15 hour workday) those 2 “travelers” (1 Democrat worker and 1 Republican) take the paperwork to city’s depository and waits in line for paperwork to again be verified and signed as received … in chicago last poll worker will leave after midnight (fastest, closestest, pair likely arrived before 8pm checking in in 10 minutes or so, but by 9pm the line is an hour long and extends to 2-3 hours deep before all remaining poll workers are waiting to be checked-in

reason 2 are traveling is for vote integrity … the ballots cannot ever be in possession of less than two of the major parties. ALSO thus cannot be TWO democrat pool workers nor two Republican workers… (i cringed the year we didn’t have a poll worker with a car, we did the verification with a single official that then drove the ballots alone… DEFINITELY UNSECURE METHOD … i don’t believe he was planning to nor do i believe he did anything shady with the marked ballots BUT DUE TO BROKEN CHAIN OF EVIDENCE i can no longer swear that there was no fraud… so i didn’t reenlist as a poll worker.

5 months ago

Marxists are like that! Ban the Demo☭rat party!

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