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Breitbart: Court Fights to Prevent Trump from Running Again for White House Turn to Minnesota

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ST PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 14: Supporters of President Donald Trump gather for a rally outside the Governor's Mansion on November 14, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. Thousands have gathered in cities around the country today to contest the results of the election earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

First Colorado, now Minnesota. Whatever happened to letting the people decide?

Breitbart headlines: https://www.breitbart.com/news/court-fights-invoking-us-constitutions-insurrection-clause-against-trump-turn-to-minnesota/

Court Fights to Prevent Trump from Running Again for White House Turn to Minnesota

In yet another assault on democracy and the American right to vote in choosing America’s leaders, the story reports this: 

“ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Efforts to use the Constitution’s “insurrection” clause to prevent former President Donald Trump from running again for the White House turn to Minnesota on Thursday with oral arguments before the state Supreme Court, a hearing that will unfold as a similar case plays out in Colorado.

Those lawsuits are among several filed around the country to bar Trump from state ballots in 2024 over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021,attack on the U.S. Capitol, an assault intended to halt Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s win. The Colorado and Minnesota cases are furthest along, putting one or both on an expected path to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has never decided the issue. 

The central argument is the same — that Section Three of the 14th Amendment bars from holding office anyone who previously swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and then ‘engaged in insurrection’ against it. 

In the Minnesota case, the plaintiffs are asking the state’s highest court to declare that Trump is disqualified and direct the secretary of state to keep him off the ballot for the state’s March 5 primary. They’ve also broached the possibility of the court ordering an evidentiary hearing, which would mean further proceedings and delay a final resolution, something Trump’s legal team opposes.

‘The events of January 6, 2021, amounted to an insurrection or a rebellion under Section 3: a violent, coordinated effort to storm the Capitol to obstruct and prevent the Vice President of the United States and the United States Congress from fulfilling their constitutional roles by certifying President Biden’s victory, and to illegally extend then-President Trump’s tenure in office,’ the petitioners wrote.”

Let’s get real here. This is nothing less than an assault on democracy. Democrats routinely tried to overturn the election results when the winner was a Republican. They did it to Donald Trump in 2017 and to George W. Bush in 2005. Democrats in Congress used their position to, yes, overturn the election results. Where were these Minnesota plaintiffs trying to keep Democrats off the presidential ballot after that?


This is without question an authoritarian-style assault on democracy in both Minnesota and Colorado by the far-left.

Not shocking or surprising. Authoritarianism is a leftist thing. Reliably so.