All around the country, the Dems are doing what they can to make sure former President Trump doesn’t secure another presidential victory. One of their angles is trying to keep him off the ballot (as if his supporters aren’t capable of writing him in)… Nevertheless, in the state of Michigan, there is a current court battle going on and a judge in Grand Rapids has heard arguments in three separate cases about whether Michigan’s Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has the authority to keep Trump’s name off the state ballots for president or not.
Leftists have sued Benson in the Michigan Court of Claims to get the job done, pointing to a section of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment that prohibits a person from running for federal office if they have engaged in “insurrection” or “rebellion” against the United States or given aid or comfort to those who have.
Leftists argue that Trump incited the riots and attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021 and that his goal was to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s 2020 presidential electoral win.
Secretary of State Benson has already said in a filing that Michigan’s legislature doesn’t give her the authority to determine if a candidate for president can be disqualified for the state ballot under the 14th Amendment or assess a candidate’s qualifications to serve as the president.
Benson wrote, “It’s a “federal constitutional question of enormous consequence” (whether Trump cannot appear as a presidential candidate on state ballots)…Michigan courts have held that administrative agencies generally do not have the power to determine constitutional questions.”
That said, Benson will do whatever the court says. The judge in this case, Judge James Robert Redford, is a Republican, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Trump will be treated fairly or that the rest of us will get a lawful decision. But it DOES mean that if he rules against Trump, it’ll create more chaos in an already crazy presidential election. The judge has said he’ll act with “all possible deliberate speed to figure out what should happen next” and issue a written opinion soon (no time frame given).