The Supreme Court of Oregon announced on Friday that it will not consider a petition from five voters who want to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s 2024 Republican primary and general election ballots. They referenced the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling as the reason for their decision..
In December, the liberal advocacy group Free Speech for People, representing Oregon voters, requested that the state’s high court instruct the secretary of state to remove Trump from the ballots for both the primary and general elections. They claimed that he does not meet the constitutional requirements for presidency as stated in the 25th Amendment..
They appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court following the statement of Secretary of State Lavonne Griffin-Valade, who was chosen by Democratic Governor Tina Kotek. She stated that she did not possess the power, as per state law, to prevent Trump from being included on the primary ballot. The primary election in Oregon is set for May 21 and ballots must be completed by March 21.
Last week, it was announced that a review would be conducted.
ruling by the highest court in Colorado
The discovery was made that Trump does not meet the qualifications for presidency according to the insurrection clause from the Civil War era, and this would prevent him from being listed on the state’s primary ballot. The judges will listen to arguments regarding this case on Feb. 8, and a decision may be made soon after.
The ruling made by the Supreme Court could have a widespread impact and ultimately decide if Trump is eligible to appear on the ballot in all states. Iowa’s caucuses are scheduled for Monday, and over twelve states will hold their primary elections on March 5th, also known as Super Tuesday.
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits individuals who have pledged allegiance to the Constitution and then participated in insurrection, has been the main focus of legal disputes. The Colorado Supreme Court recently made a 4-3 ruling that Trump is ineligible to hold federal office again due to his involvement in the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
have until Oct 10 to file their appeal
The Colorado court has temporarily postponed its ruling in order to give Trump the opportunity to appeal. He and the Colorado Republican Party have until October 10th to submit their appeal.
The decision will be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
The challenges to Trump’s eligibility to appear on the presidential primary and general election ballots have beenhas announced
Throughout the nation, only the Colorado Supreme Court has determined that he is ineligible for a second term under Section 3. The Secretary of State in Maine has made an announcement.
Trump is not qualified by the state’s constitution to be on the primary ballot, but the impact of this ruling has been temporarily delayed to allow him to challenge it. The secretary of state, Shenna Bellows, is the sole authority in deciding that Trump is barred from holding office in the future.
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To overturn the ruling made by Bellows, who is a member of the Democratic party.
and have allowed Trump to be listed on their primary ballots, while challenges filed with state election boards in Illinois and Massachusetts are pending.