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Franklin Graham: SCOTUS Ruling ‘Helps Protect Future Elections’

via Washington Post
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Christian evangelist Franklin Graham celebrated former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court victory, emphasizing its importance in protecting future elections.

The ruling prevents states from disqualifying a candidate from the ballot using the Fourteenth Amendment’s “Insurrection Clause.”

“Congratulations to former President @realDonaldTrump on winning the landmark case before the Supreme Court—it was a unanimous decision,” Graham said.

The unanimous decision overturns a controversial 4-3 opinion and sets a precedent against disqualifying Trump in a similar manner.

“This important ruling prohibits states from removing him from the election ballot. This is not only a win for former President Trump, but sends an important message and helps protect future elections and candidates in our country,” Graham added.

“Indeed, the ruling is a massive victory for Trump, as the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state does not have the authority to disqualify a candidate from the ballot using the Fourteenth Amendment’s ‘Insurrection Clause.’ This 9-0 ruling overturned the controversial 4-3 opinion of the Colorado Supreme Court and effectively kills all efforts from other states attempting to disqualify Trump from the ballot in this same manner,” he said.

The Court clarified that states cannot enforce Section 3 against federal offices, highlighting the constitutional implications.

“We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency,” the Court wrote, adding that “granting the States that authority would invert the Fourteenth Amendment’s rebalancing of federal and state power.”

“Nor have the respondents identified any tradition of state enforcement of Section 3 against federal officeholders or candidates in the years following ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. Such a lack of historical precedent is generally a telling indication of a severe constitutional problem with the asserted power,” the court wrote.

Trump lauded the victory on Truth Social, hinting at a press conference on the matter at Mar-a-Lago.

“BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” Trump wrote.

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