Democrats all over the country have been trying to use any means to prevent President Trump from participating in the 2024 election.
One such tactic has been to declare that President Trump is not eligible to run because of the events of Jan. 6.
A Michigan Judge has DENIED the attempt to prevent President Trump from being on the primary ballot.
This was expected, and trying to prevent President Trump from appearing on the ballot demonstrates how desperate Democrats are becoming.
Read President Trump’s statement here:
Statement from the Trump Campaign on Michigan State Court Dismissals pic.twitter.com/kDZSGJIDXb
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) November 14, 2023
Fox News has more on the story:
Former President Donald Trump will remain on Michigan’s ballot for the state’s 2024 presidential primary, a judge ruled on Tuesday.
Trump’s opponents have argued in multiple states that the former president is ineligible for office under the 14th Amendment. They state that Trump’s actions surrounding the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol constituted insurrection against the U.S.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge James Redford rejected that argument, however.
“The judicial action of removing a candidate from the presidential ballot and prohibiting them from running essentially strips Congress of its ability to ‘by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such a disability,’” Redford wrote.
“The question of whether he is ineligible due to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment presents a political question that is nonjusticiable at the present time,” the judge continued. “The question of whether Donald Trump is qualified or disqualified from appearing on the 2024 general election ballot in Michigan is not ripe for adjudication at this time.”
We are only waiting for Colorado to drop this ridiculous political stunt.
New Hampshire has thrown this out…
Minnesota has thrown this out…
Michigan has thrown this out…
Colorado should immediately throw this out!
“In a Win for Trump, Michigan Judge Rules To Keep Him on Primary Ballot” – The Messenger https://t.co/XIoeTK32WO
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 15, 2023
The Associated Press News shares more on the story:
In a statement, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung rattled off other losses in the long-shot effort to bar Trump from the ballot.
“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.
Left-learning groups have filed similar lawsuits in other states seeking to bar Trump from the ballot, portraying him as inciting the Jan. 6 attack, which was intended to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election win.
The two-sentence clause in the 14th Amendment has been used only a handful of times since the years after the Civil War. It’s likely that one of the active cases eventually will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has never ruled on the insurrection clause.
Democrats would be foolish to try and bring this to the Supreme Court.
Which, mind you, has a conservative majority at the moment.
I wouldn’t be too surprised if it happened only for the prosecution to use it as a stunt to gain favor, like New York’s Attorney General Letitia James.