Michigan Ruling Keeps Former Pres. Trump on The State’s 2024 Primary Ballot

November 15, 2023

Each and every one of these ridiculous cases have LOST …

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign spokesman Steven Cheung in a statement after a Michigan judge ruled that Pres. Trump may remain on the state’s primary ballot, rejecting a challenge under an insurrection provision in the Constitution.

Why It Matters: Free Speech For People, a liberal group, brought the case to Michigan arguing that Pres. Trump should be disqualified from the 2024 presidential election based on the 14th amendment. The amendment bars someone from office if they “engaged in insurrection” – which the group argues Pres. Trump did on January 6, 2021. However, the judge said that determining whether Pres. Trump participated in an insurrection should be left to Congress, notone single judicial officer,” noting that a judge “cannot in any manner or form possibly embody the represented qualities of every citizen of the nation – as does the House of Representatives and the Senate.” The Free Speech For People group, who has brought similar cases in other states, plans to appeal the decision.

Worth Noting: In Minnesota, the state’s Supreme Court dismissed a similar challenge last week. In Colorado, a judge is expected to rule in a similar case on Friday.

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Michigan judge says Trump can stay on primary ballot, rejecting challenge under insurrection clause (The Associated Press)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas