Removing Trump From 2024 Ballot Would Reinforce Voter ‘Grievances’ About Elections, GA Sec Of State Says | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger believes invoking the 14th Amendment to prevent former President Donald Trump from seeking a second term in the White House would only reinforce voter grievances about the U.S. election process.

    Efforts to remove Trump from state ballots in the 2024 presidential election are ramping up nationwide after critics argued the leading Republican contender is constitutionally disqualified from serving as president for allegedly engaging in "insurrection" against the United States.

    Opponents across the political spectrum of the former president argue that under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, Trump is barred from holding office ever again after the January 6 Capitol breach.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to remove Trump from the ballot in Colorado under the 14th Amendment, accusing the former president of violating Section 3, which bars anyone from running for office who had previously taken an oath of office, then "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

    But in an op-ed to The Wall Street Journal published Wednesday, Raffensperger pushed back against such efforts, arguing that "grievances of those who see the system as rigged and corrupt" would only be exacerbated if a secretary of state removed a candidate from a state ballot and "erode the belief in our uniquely American representative democracy."

    "Denying voters the opportunity to choose is fundamentally un-American," he wrote. "Since our founding, Americans have believed that a government is just when it has earned the consent of the governed. Taking away the ability to choose-or object to-the eligibility of candidates eliminates that consent for slightly less than half of the country."

    Raffensberger and Trump became embroiled in a controversy after the 2020 presidential election after The Washington Post released a phone conversation between the two officials where the president reportedly "pressured" the official to "find" the votes necessary for him to win the state.

    However, the Georgia official still argues disqualifying a candidate under such a measure is the "newest way of attempting to short-circuit the ballot box" and that the outcome should be determined by the American people who vote in the primaries and the general election.

    "Since 2018, Georgia has seen losing candidates and their lawyers try to sue their way to victory. It doesn't work," Raffensperger said. "Stacey Abrams's claims of election mismanagement following the 2018 election were rejected in court, as were Mr. Trump's after the 2020 election."

    The Trump campaign called a lawsuit seeking to ban the former president from the ballot in Colorado a political attack based on an "absurd conspiracy theory."

    "The people who are pursuing this absurd conspiracy theory and political attack on President Trump are stretching the law beyond recognition," campaign spokesman Steven Cheung told ABC News in a statement. "There is no legal basis for this effort except in the minds of those who are pushing it."

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  Yes; the Cheneys despise this former Republican president, and for good reason ... so they say.
  No; never has a former president been treated with this level of vindictive abuse by those temporarily in power.
  Who cares? It's Trump.
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Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
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In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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In stripping away the heavy varnish of fakery by the heavy handed Corrupt Corporate Media; in taking a true view of what is real, right now with clear open eyes: How do you see this 46th President of these States United; what is your visceral first impression of Joe Biden after nearly 3 years on the job?
  A good man, wise and kind
  The Socialist President
  A president in praise of his son
  The Non Patriot President
  A successful president
  The Idiot President
  A knowledgeable president
  A corrupt president
  A perfect leader of the Democratic Socialist party
  The man is married to a "Doctor"
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