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Trump axed from another US state ballot

Illinois state ballot news

Illinois has joined two other states’ efforts to prevent the ex-commander in chief from vying for the GOP nomination.

An Illinois judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump can not appear on the state’s Republican primary ballots, ordering local election officials to strike his name from the running. Trump’s legal team was given just two days to appeal.

The order will take effect on March 1, allowing Trump’s legal team only a brief window to appeal the decision, according to the Hill. Illinois’ primary race kicks off on March 19.

Cook County Judge Tracie Porter handed down the decision on Wednesday, claiming that Trump’s actions surrounding the January 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol disqualified him from seeking reelection in Illinois. She cited the 14th Amendment’s Insurrection Clause, which bars former US officials from returning to military or civilian office if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”

The ruling comes after a group of Illinois voters filed a formal objection to Trump’s candidacy with the state elections board, also pointing to his alleged “participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 events.” While officials later voted unanimously to retain his name on the GOP ballot, the move prompted a legal challenge from the voters’ lawyers, who presented the same argument to the court.

The case marks the third attempt in as many states to prevent Trump’s nomination, after litigants in Colorado and Maine also sought to disqualify the former president on the basis of the Insurrection Clause. However, rulings in those cases have been paused pending an appeal at the US Supreme Court, which has signaled skepticism toward the plaintiffs.

During a hearing earlier this month, a majority of justices questioned whether state officials had the authority to apply the Insurrection Clause to presidential candidates, with liberal Justice Elena Kagan questioning “why a single state should decide who gets to be president of the United States.” Conservative-leaning Justice Amy Coney Barret similarly said “it just doesn’t seem like a state call.”

Despite the legal hurdles, Trump has swept every GOP primary contest so far, taking easy wins in Michigan, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. The ex-president still faces criminal cases in multiple states, however, including for his alleged interference in the 2020 election, a hush-money scheme with porn actress Stormy Daniels, as well as charges linked to the improper handling of classified material. Trump has denied any wrongdoing in each case, rejecting the allegations as politically motivated.

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  1. This is what deep state interference looks like: They are going after Trump with lawfare and trying to remove him from the ballot. I am not aware of this sort of behavior by the federal government and some state governments in the history of the United States.

    Trump cannot be controlled and is not owned by the WEF, Soros, Rothschild bankers, the MIL-Industrial complex or big Pharma. In other words, he will do what the people vote him to do and that is why the deep state are panicking.

    If Trump does not get voted in in November 2024, then I expect a revolution in the United States because by then, the people will have had enough.

    Perhaps this is what 17 (letter of the alphabet) means, “The military is the only way” – perhaps they will be needed as the military code says, “to defend against enemies both foreign and domestic”. Looks like the United States federal government and some state governments are now enemies of the United States.

  2. If SCOTUS doens’t rule in favour of Trump, then the Civil War will start sooner than later…
    There won’t be a 2024 (s)election, as China will probably EMP the U.S. the day before (s)Election Day, unless the Militias kick off first.
    See the movie ’24’, and the trailer to the film ‘Gray State’. Thrown in both ‘Red Dawns’ and you may have a good idea of what 2025 is when corresponding to the Deagel Forecast for 2025!

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