Illinois Throws Trump Off The Ballot

Democrats have spent the last year or so explaining that the only way to save democracy is to make sure that people do not have the option to vote for Donald Trump.

As New Conservative Post noted last December: The Ballot Wars have begun. 

Now, one of the more corrupt states in the Union has decided to toss the former president off the ballot, despite it appearing evident that the Supreme Court will soon smack down the Liberals Against Voting caucus. 

 The Daily Caller writes

Cook County Democrat Judge Tracie Porter removed Trump from the state’s ballot before the upcoming GOP primary scheduled for March 19. Porter based the decision on the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection ban,” prohibiting elected officials from holding office if they committed an insurrection. The ruling by the judge will stay until March 1 in anticipation that the former president will appeal the decision, court documents stated.

“The Illinois State Board of Election shall remove Donald J. Trump from the ballot for the General Primary Election on March 19, 2024, or cause any votes cast for him to be suppressed, according to the procedures within their administrative authority,” the ruling stated.

The ruling comes a month after an anti-Trump challenge was unanimously dismissed by the Illinois State Board of Elections, which tossed the case due to claims that it didn’t have jurisdiction to review the issue.

Illinois had become the third state to remove Trump from the state’s GOP primary ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court was first to disqualify the former president from their ballot in December 2023, with the court ruling in a 4-3 decision that Trump had allegedly violated the 14th Amendment. Soon after, Maine’s Secretary of State Shenna Bellows removed Trump from the ballot as well after she held a hearing on three challenges of the former president.

The liberal activist group Free Speech For People, which drove the Illinois disqualification effort, praised the ruling as a “historic victory” in a statement to Reuters.

A campaign spokesperson for Trump, the national frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, said in a statement this “is an unconstitutional ruling that we will quickly appeal.”

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