Former President Donald Trump is having a rather good day, as he celebrates the Illinois State Board of Elections ruling in his favor and allowing his name to remain on the GOP primary ballot. Leftists are no doubt frustrated to hear this, as they have been doing everything in their power to try and boot the former president off the ballot in as many states as possibles. They know President Joe Biden stands little chance of taking Trump head-to-head in a fair and free election, so they are doing what they can to remove the biggest threat against him.
“Thank you to the Illinois State Board of Elections for ruling 8-0 in protecting the Citizens of our Country from the Radical Left Lunatics who are trying to destroy it,” Trump went on to say in a Truth Social post.
“The VOTE was 8-0 in favor of keeping your favorite President (ME!), on the Ballot. I love Illinois. Make America Great Again!” the GOP front-runner finished.
Here’s more from The Western Journal:
The board rejected an attempt by the group Free Speech for the People to have Trump thrown off the ballot on the grounds that he was involved in an “insurrection” against the government on Jan. 6, 2021, and therefore was ineligible based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, according to ABC News.
The board’s unanimous vote was based on a question of its authority to decide on the case.
After a two-hour hearing on the case that was held Friday, hearing officer Clark Erickson recommended that the board find that Trump was part of an insurrection but should still stay on the ballot.
“The Election Code is simply not suited for issues involving constitutional analysis. Those issues belong in the Courts,” Erickson said.
“All in all, attempting to resolve a constitutional issue within the expedited schedule of an election board hearing is somewhat akin to scheduling a two-minute round between heavyweight boxers in a telephone booth,” he continued.
An attorney for Trump, Adam Merrill, provided some push back against Erickson’s finding on Tuesday.
“Trump did not engage in insurrection, as that term is used in the Constitution,” he stated emphatically.
“It is a complicated legal term that has been rarely interpreted, and it wasn’t even articulated correctly by the hearing officer in this case and, frankly, never should have reached it because of the lack of evidence, and because of the lack of jurisdiction,” Merrill explained.
The United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments concerning the ruling from the Colorado court that removed Trump from the ballot on Feb. 8. This ruling will likely determine the actions taken by other states in the nation on the issue.
Liberal advocates for the removal of Trump’s name from the ballot in the state of Massachusetts were presenting their case on Tuesday as well.
On Monday, Associate Justice Frank M. Gaziano of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected an emergency appeal that sought to keep the former president off the March 5 primary ballot and the general election ballot.
“If there is any question whether the commission has the authority or jurisdiction to consider the petitioners’ objections regarding Trump’s eligibility to appear on the general election ballot, that question will not become ripe until, and if, he is selected as his party’s nominee for President,” Gaziano stated.
As you probably already guessed, the radical left-wing group is already appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court. These folks have made a royal mess out of this election because of their refusal to allow citizens, their countrymen, the opportunity to choose which leaders they want in charge.
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