The 2024 election is running on two parallel tracks.
One is on the campaign trail, and one is in the courtroom.
And the Supreme Court just handed Donald Trump this huge 2024 election win.
Democrats broke out their emergency lawfare plan after indicting Donald Trump on 91 criminal charges failed to dent his momentum in the 2024 election.
Since polls show Trump leading Biden both nationally and in the swing states, the Left uncorked a fringe legal theory, filing lawsuits in Blue states asking Judges to kick him off the ballot by claiming Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualified him due to its prohibition on anyone holding office who engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the government.
Section 3 reads:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
There are several problems with this theory.
First, Trump was never charged with insurrection.
Second, the 14th Amendment doesn’t outline who has the power to ban someone who does engage in insurrection from the ballot.
Trump critics claim it’s self-executing, but his lawyers argued that only Congress had the power to ban him from running for President.
And finally, the plain text of the 14th Amendment only extends the ban to the Senate, the House of Representatives, and electors for Vice President and President.
One of the Blue states where Democrats tested this legal theory was in Minnesota.
But the State Supreme Court expressed skepticism that it could knock Trump off the ballot.
During oral arguments, Chief Justice Natalie Hudson expressed her belief that only Congress could bar Trump from running for President.
And when the decision came down, the Minnesota State Supreme Court rejected the claim that it could kick Trump off the ballot.
Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung released a statement slamming the Democrats for trying to end American democracy by taking away the right of the American people to choose their own leaders.
“Today’s decision in Minnesota, like New Hampshire before it, is further validation of the Trump Campaign’s consistent argument that the 14th Amendment ballot challenges are nothing more than strategic, un-Constitutional attempts to interfere with the election by desperate Democrats who see the writing on the wall: President Trump is dominating the polls and has never been in a stronger position to end the failed Biden presidency next November,” Cheung began.
“The ballot challenges (which we call the Democrats’ STEAL Curtain) are universally funded by left-wing activist groups masquerading as ‘non-partisan watchdogs.’ These groups are funded by some of the biggest financiers of the Democrat Party, including the likes of George Soros. They are sham groups doing the bidding of the Biden campaign and their ballot challenges should be summarily thrown out wherever they next arise,” Cheung concluded.