Can Trump stay? Illinois says yes

Donald Trump makes headway as Illinois rules that he can remain on the presidential primary ballot. The state Board of Elections voted on Tuesday and dismissed the challenge. Trump gets to stay on the ballot.
The case against the former president cited section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the Insurrection Amendment.

“…all persons who voluntarily adhered to the late insurrection, giving it aid and comfort, shall be excluded from the right to vote for Representatives in Congress and for electors for President and Vice President of the United States,” the original House-passed version reads.

Everyone voted in favor of the former POTUS leader.

“Trump did not engage in insurrection,” Trump’s attorney said. “It is a complicated legal term…and it wasn’t even articulated correctly by the hearing officer in this case, and frankly, never should have been reached because of the lack of evidence…”

On Feb. 8, the US Supreme Court will hear more arguments on a similar case against Trump. This time, Colorado is challenging Trump.

The Colorado Supreme Court and Maine’s secretary of state decided Trump couldn’t be on the ballot. Secretary Shenna Bellows will reconsider the case in Maine after the Supreme Court’s decision.

Americans, both for and against Trump, are interested in knowing what will happen after Feb. 8. With Nikki Halley still in the run, and Biden still the most popular Democratic candidate, the American public continues to wonder where we will be by the end of the year.


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