Arizona’s Supreme Court has ruled that three GOP lawmakers can remain on the ballot for the 2022 election after a progressive group sued to remove them over eligibility claims regarding their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The case involved Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, as well as state Rep. Mark Finchem.
Arizona Supreme Court Rules Republican Patriots Gosar, Biggs and Finchem Can Stay On The Ballot In 2022
Democrats tried to get them kicked off the ballot for being “involved in the Jan 6 insurrection.”https://t.co/qoc8CHknBq
— Bobby Walker (@BobbyWa30182191) May 9, 2022
Not this time
“The Supreme Court agreed with the lower court’s findings, noting that Section 5 of the 14th Amendment expressly delegates the authority on whether and how to enforce the Disqualification Clause to Congress,” The Daily Wire reported.
“The Court also ruled that a state-level election challenge is not the proper way to enact a Disqualification Clause challenge, and is out of the scope of Arizona law. The Court thus upheld the lower Court ruling; all three candidates will appear on the ballot for the August primary,” the report added.
Exclusive: Arizona Supreme Court Allows Paul Gosar to Remain on 2022 Ballot https://t.co/jL6MPUAkds
— judyann451 (@judyannaggie) May 10, 2022
Democrats lose again
“The Democrats lose again and now have to try to beat us at the ballot box,” Gosar wrote.
Breaking: The AZ Supreme Court just ruled that me, @RepAndyBiggsAZ and @RealMarkFinchem will remain on the ballot. The Democrats lose again and now have to try to beat us at the ballot box.
✔️Free Speech Wins
✔️No “Insurrection” no Disqualification Clause pic.twitter.com/Ct3RvtekSu
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) May 9, 2022
The case followed a ruling last week by a Georgia judge that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will remain eligible to stay on the ballot in her state following a similar lawsuit.
The lawsuits could lead to a similar lawsuit against former President Donald Trump if he decides to run for president again in 2024.
If so, the outcome is a good one for him, as the courts have found the roles of other GOP leaders were not sufficient for removal from the ballot.
The 2022 ballots are now set in these cases, allowing voters to decide whether their elected leaders will remain in office for another term.