Oregon Supreme Court will not entertain Trump ballot removal challenge

 January 14, 2024

Astonishingly, there are still people out there attempting to stop former President Donald Trump's name from appearing on the ballot. 

Oregon is the latest state to make headlines regarding the issue, but like in most other states where the same thing has been tried, it was shot down, at least for now.

According to Fox News, the Oregon Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a challenge to Trump's status on the ballot for the primary election.

The news came in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear Trump's Colorado ballot case in February.

What's going on?

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled on Friday that it would not hear the Trump ballot challenge, citing a lack of authority, "for now," to make the determination of whether or not he's eligible to run for office.

The argument by those who oppose Trump's name from being on the ballot stems from language in the 14th Amendment, which will ultimately be sorted out by SCOTUS in the near future.

A media release from the state's high court broke the news, "Today, the Oregon Supreme Court declined to hear, for now, a challenge by five Oregon voters (relators) seeking to preclude Donald J. Trump from appearing on the Oregon 2024 Republican primary and general election ballots."

The state's high court went on to explain that because of pending litigation at the U.S. Supreme Court level, those decisions could impact whether or not the case is taken at all.

It added, "Because a decision by the United States Supreme Court regarding the Fourteenth Amendment issue may resolve one or more contentions that relators make in the Oregon proceeding, the Oregon Supreme Court denied their petition for mandamus, by order, but without prejudice to their ability to file a new petition seeking resolution of any issue that may remain following a decision by the United States Supreme Court."

Social media reacts

Trump supporters across social media celebrated Oregon's decision on Friday.

"Just another anti-Trump psy-op. This was never going to fly and they know it. But the negative press against Trump is priceless-and the media loves it because any story involving him generates $$$," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "They realize law fare against Trump looks bad."

Only time will tell if anti-Trump groups continue to challenge his ballot status, but it appears that they're quickly running out of liberal states to do so.


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