Polls continue to show Donald Trump holding a strong chance of beating Joe Biden and winning a second term.
But Democrats have a back-up plan in place.
And Donald Trump got some really bad news about getting kicked off the ballot in 2024.
Left-wing activists and law professors are joining up with Never Trump fanatics to push a fringe legal theory that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment – which Congress ratified after the Civil War – bars Trump from holding office ever again.
Section 3 prevents anyone engaged in insurrection and rebellion against the United States from holding any elected office.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
The purpose was to prevent former Confederate leaders from re-entering government.
Judges already rejected this legal argument when liberals sued to remove Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene from the ballot before the 2022 elections.
But there is a renewed push among Trump haters to kick Trump off the ballot using the 14th Amendment since the strategy to wage lawfare against Trump is failing as evidenced by the fact that Trump is running neck-and-neck with Joe Biden despite four criminal indictments hanging over his head.
The latest Wall Street Journal poll showing Trump leading Joe Biden 40 to 39 with third-party candidates on the ballot and tied at 46 in a straight head-to-head match-up is only increasing the urgency by Democrats to find any means necessary to short-circuit a Trump comeback.
Arizona is one of the key swing states on the map and its Democrat Secretary of State, Adrian Fontes, told NBC News he is seriously considering any challenge to ban Trump from the ballot and that anyone who wishes to bring that case should do so immediately.
“We have to have a final certification of eligible candidates [for the primary ballot] by Dec. 14 for Arizona’s presidential preference election,” Fontes told NBC. “And because this will ultimately end up in court, we are taking this very seriously.”
“We need to run an election,” Fontes continued. “We need to know who is eligible, and this is of incredible national interest. We aren’t taking a position one way or the other.
“If there are people who want to fight this out, they need to start swinging, because I have an election to run,” Fontes concluded.
Fontes, the other Democrats and the so-called “legal scholars” pushing this fringe theory to kick Trump off the ballot all fancy themselves as defenders of democracy.
The Democrats’ failsafe strategy is coming into focus.
They can use the fact that they control the election machinery in enough key states to remove Trump’s name from the ballot to make it impossible for him to win 270 Electoral College votes.
In reality, they are the forces trying to subvert and end democracy in America as everyone knows it by trying to destroy the fundamental principle that in a democracy the people have final say over getting to choose their leaders.
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