States Attempting to Remove Trump From 2024 Ballot

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by Church Militant  •  •  September 26, 2023   

Election officials deferring to courts

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DETROIT ( - Lawsuits have been filed in several states in an attempt to remove President Donald Trump from 2024 ballots. 

Lawsuits in several states claim that the former president should be disqualified from the 2024 White House race due to an alleged violation of the 14th Amendment. 

The Claim

  • Lawsuits in Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota claim that Trump violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states:

No person shall be a senator or representative in Congress, or elector of president and vice president, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

  • The so-called insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, is being weaponized against Trump in an attempt to destroy his 2024 hopes.
  • Election officials in the states have deemed it a matter for the courts to handle.


  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed its lawsuit on Sept. 6.
  • Secretary of State Jena Griswold, D-Colo., commented in a recent interview, "Trump is a liar with no respect for the Constitution," and he "will do everything he can to hold onto power." Griswold added, "I think it's important for a court to weigh in to provide guidance."


  • "We're not the eligibility police," Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, D-Mich., relayed.
  • "We are responsible for ensuring that basic facts are met to get someone on the ballot," Benson continued. "If we become political actors instead of election administrators, then we risk being a part of ... the deterioration of democracy."


  • Secretary of State Steve Simon, D-Minn., told the local news, "It isn't our job to make that determination." 
  • Simon stated further, "We're not going to take a side in this lawsuit, whether former President Trump is or isn't ineligible, but what we will double down on is saying to the court, that it is the court's job."


  • Legal experts claim that this situation may end up having to be resolved by the Supreme Court. 
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