Michigan Supreme Court Allows Donald Trump’s Eligibility for Presidential Candidacy
The Supreme Court of Michigan, U.S., confirmed on the 27th (local time) an appellate court ruling that it does not have the authority to restrict former President Donald Trump’s participation in the presidential election based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
On the 27th, the Supreme Court of Michigan, U.S., issued a ruling affirming an appellate court decision. The ruling stated that the court lacks the authority to restrict former President Donald Trump’s involvement in the presidential election based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Section 3 of the 14th Amendment bars public officials who have engaged in rebellion or insurrection from holding public office again.
This ruling in Michigan stands in contrast to a prior decision by the Colorado Supreme Court on the 19th. The Colorado court had deemed it unfair to former President Trump, who had been linked to the events of the January 6, 2021, insurrection where his supporters attacked Congress in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. This decision resulted in Trump being disqualified from running as a presidential candidate in the Colorado primary election.
The Michigan ruling holds particular significance, as the state is considered a notable swing state in national elections. It represents a favorable outcome for former President Trump’s potential reelection bid. Trump welcomed the decision and expressed his views on the matter via a statement on his social media platform, Truth Social, emphasizing the need to prevent irregularities similar to those alleged in the 2020 election.
In similar lawsuits filed in Minnesota and New Hampshire, former President Trump’s candidacy was maintained. It is anticipated that Trump will seek an appeal to the Supreme Court in response to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision.
According to The New York Times (NYT), lawsuits challenging former President Trump’s presidential candidacy have been filed in about 30 states, many of which have already been dismissed. While administrators in some states, such as California, are cautious about stripping Trump of his qualifications, some state lawsuits are still pending.
By. Man Joo Ha