New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan, a Republican, is consulting with his state's attorney general to determine if America 14th Amendment allows him to keep former president Donald Trump off the 2024 presidential ballot.
As New Hampshire's Secretary of State, Scanlan oversees America's first primary that will take place at the beginning of 2024.
Especially with New Hampshire being the first in the nation to cast their ballots, Scanlon's decision could have a major impact in regards to Trump's ballot status in America's other 49 states.
According to ABC7 Chicago, America's Trump haters are looking at the Fourteenth Amendment's Disqualification Clause to possibly prohibit Trump from being on the ballot in 2024:
"That disqualification argument boils down to Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which says that a public official is not eligible to assume public office if they 'engaged in insurrection or rebellion against' the United States, or had 'given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof,' unless they are granted amnesty by a two-thirds vote of Congress."
Trump holds a massive lead over everyone else on the Republican side.
Despite American voters clearly not having a problem supporting Donald Trump, America's liberals at the top of our federal government have been pushing the narrative that he's a criminal who can't be trusted.
It's even starting to be bought into by some RINOs out there.
Scanlan appears to be adding his name to the list of Republicans that America simply cannot trust.
Breitbart News reported that the movement to possibly disqualify Trump might be spreading:
[Former Clinton administration labor secretary Robert] Reich was recently joined by legal scholars William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen, both Never Trump members of the otherwise conservative Federalist Society, who wrote in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review that Section 3 “disqualifies former President Donald Trump, and potentially many others, because of their participation in the attempted overthrow of the 2020 presidential election.”
This weekend, legal scholars J. Michael Luttig and Laurence H. Tribe joined the chorus, in The Atlantic. They cited the fact that Trump has been indicted at both the state and federal levels for various crimes, including a federal indictment in Washington, D.C., and a state indictment for Fulton County, Georgia, for his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.
(Notably, Tribe called for Trump to be impeached on the day he took office, and floated various other theories that would allow for Trump to be impeached. Tribe also advised Democrats to use the unusual tactic of withholding articles of impeachment from the Senate once they had been passed by the House, during the first failed impeachment of President Trump in 2019-2020.)
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