OAN’s Abril Elfi
2:24 PM – Wednesday, November 15, 2023
A Michigan Judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump will remain on the state’s 2024 election ballot.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge James Redfors ruled Tuesday that Trump’s name will remain on the state’s primary ballot after the former president’s opponents have claimed that he should be disqualified to run for office under the 14th Amendment in various states.
They claim that Trump’s tweets and actions leading up to the January 6th U.S. Capitol breach constituted “an act of insurrection” against the nation.
“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.”
The 45th president is also facing additional efforts to remove him from the ballot in Colorado as well, in which the lawsuit is currently pending.
Closing arguments in the Colorado case will transpire on Wednesday.
Previously, Trump was also facing similar accusations in Minnesota and New Hampshire as well, however, both cases were dismissed.
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