Former President and 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump will remain on the ballot in Michigan after a judge rejected an eligibility challenge under the 14th Amendment.
“Trump’s opponents have argued in multiple states that the former president is ineligible for office under the 14th Amendment. They state that Trump’s actions surrounding the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol constituted insurrection against the U.S..” Fox News reports.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge James Redford rejected that argument, handing Team Trump a win.
“The judicial action of removing a candidate from the presidential ballot and prohibiting them from running essentially strips Congress of its ability to ‘by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such a disability,’” Redford wrote.
“The question of whether he is ineligible due to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment presents a political question that is nonjusticiable at the present time,” the judge continued. “The question of whether Donald Trump is qualified or disqualified from appearing on the 2024 general election ballot in Michigan is not ripe for adjudication at this time.”
Trump is also facing attempts to keep him off the ballot in Colorado.
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