Decisions in 14th Amendment cases could impact pending efforts to remove disgraced former president from ballot

Source: Fox News

“The Minnesota Supreme Court this week dismissed a lawsuit attempting to keep former President Trump off the ballot in the state, a decision that could impact efforts to prevent Trump from appearing on ballots in Colorado and Michigan. The lawsuits seek to use the Disqualifications Clause, or Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. That clause bars individuals who ‘have engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ against America or who have aided those engaged in such activities from holding office. The lawsuits cite Trump’s alleged involvement in the Capitol riot Jan. 6, 2021. ‘There is no state statute that prohibits a major political party from placing on the presidential nomination primary ballot, or sending delegates to the national convention supporting, a candidate who is ineligible to hold office,’ Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Natalie Hudson ruled.” (11/09/23)