Trump Removed From Another State’s Ballot?
The Michigan Supreme Court has dismissed efforts seeking to prevent former President Trump from being excluded from the state’s 2024 Republican primary ballot. This decision stands in contrast to the recent ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, which disqualified Trump from participating in the 2024 elections in that state based on alleged connections to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. The Michigan court, however, emphasized the divergence in election laws between the two states, asserting that the appellants were not entitled to the relief they sought in Michigan.
Justice Elizabeth Welch elucidated the court’s rationale in Wednesday’s ruling, emphasizing the divergence between Colorado and Michigan election laws. She noted that appellants argued that political parties, as state actors, are bound by the U.S. Constitution when nominating candidates for the presidential primary. However, Welch pointed out that Michigan lacks an equivalent provision in its election law that necessitates presidential candidates to affirm their legal qualifications for the office.
In response to the ruling, Trump posted on Truth Social, stating that the Michigan Supreme Court has rightly rejected the “Desperate Democrat attempt” to exclude him, the leading candidate, from the 2024 Presidential Election ballot in Michigan.
Welch acknowledged the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision but highlighted the differences in legal proceedings and factual records between the two states. She mentioned that the effect of the Colorado ruling has been temporarily stayed, and Trump intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
While Trump claimed victory against the alleged “gambit to rig the Election” in multiple states, Colorado remained the sole state affected by the scheme, according to his post. Lawsuits contesting Trump’s ballot eligibility are still pending in various states, including Texas, Nevada, and Wisconsin.