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Efforts to Remove Trump from the Ballot Are Underway in 16 States

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Efforts to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 presidential ballot are underway in nearly a third of U.S. states, citing the 14th Amendment’s prohibition against individuals who have committed insurrection from seeking federal office.

Some states have rejected claims, while others have cases pending or under appeal.

The legal battles could impact ballot preparation, with potential implications for the Super Tuesday primaries. (Trending: Prominent LGBTQ Activist Arrested Over Disturbing Charges)

The Colorado court’s ruling has raised concerns about the judiciary’s involvement in elections, with some expressing worries about destabilizing the democratic system and the potential politicization of the courts.

“It does bother me quite deeply. This is exceptionally dangerous. I mean, it is an anti-democratic opinion, and it could set us on a course that would be incredibly destabilizing for our system,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said.

“Our system is not perfect, but the one thing that it can recommend itself for is that it’s been stable.”

“It survived crises that reduced other countries to a fine pumice. And so we have a system that is built to last,” he said.

“This is introducing a new element. This is introducing the ability of states to effectively block the leading candidate for the presidency by barring them from ballots, and it will result in a tit-for-tat.”

“And this is something that is quite familiar in other countries,” he said.

“This is the way things are in places like Iran, where they have ballot cleansing, where you have people in government tell you who’s just not appropriate for you to vote for,” Turley said.

“And we’re looking down that road.

“Quite fortunately, we have a Supreme Court that I think will make fast work of this. I think that they’re just dead wrong on the history, on the language, on the interpretation of the 14th Amendment.”

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