- Jun 30, 2003
I think to be disqualified he would first have had been "convicted". Convicted in a courtroom and by a Jury. After all, there is an old saying INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN.
PS, indictment is not to be found guilty.
If state(s) try to disqualify Trump, and they will, the US Supreme Court will block that, and it will, when it reaches the hight court, which is inevitable. So as fun as all this may seem, I doubt it will happen. To imagine something so simple could end Trump's political ambitions.... well, I wouldn't count on it. But I will say to those state(s) who dare even try, nice try. Maybe move on to PLAN B. After all, considering Trump is so mob-like in his operation we can imagine what PLAN B might involve. It happens all the time, in their world.
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I desperately hope Trump is not elected. That said, he has not yet been convicted of any crime that would disqualify him from being on the ballot. Unfortunately, until, or unless, he is convicted, I dont see how it is justified to removal is justified.
The Dems cant afford to be overconfident, neither the party leaders or the voters themselves. A high voter turnout is critical to defeat Trump or whoever else might be the Rep candidate.
the people in power want to stay in power no matter what happens outside of their individual lives. If the GOP were to toss Trump from the primaries, he'd splinter and take majority of the base with him, essentially tanking the GOP as a party altogether for the next few election cycles. The powers that be inside the GOP know that and they're scared shitless of it. They made their bed, and now they have to lie in it.I’m putting zero stock in these efforts. If the GOP really wants to ditch Trump, then they’ll have to defeat him in the primary process. I guess that’s one argument in favor of open primaries?
I can definitely picture a scenario where, if Trump were the final GOP presidential candidate and kept off the ballot in Michigan, for example, the local party would just nominate another GOP shill with full expectation that, if they win, their delegates can just pledge their votes to Trump.
Yea, let's just take a shortcut to the SCOTUS shadow docket routine. See, first there has to be a lawsuit in that state, then if you loose you get to appeal it .........Somebody seems .... unhinged.
ABC|1 hour ago
Former President Donald Trump filed a notice of removal in the Colorado ballot 14th Amendment case be moved from state court to federal court.
I like how the idea that if you try to end democracy you don't get to run that democracy any more is somehow anti-democratic.'Some say' the Constitution is undemocratic.
ABC|9 hours ago
As efforts to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment gather steam, some election officials are pushing back and legal scholars are arguing doing so would be anti-democratic, among other concerns.