Illinois removes Trump from GOP primary ballot, former president's lawyers appeal

 February 29, 2024

Democrats' attempts to do anything to hamstring former President Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign continued this week in the Midwest.

According to Fox News, Illinois became the third state to attempt to remove Trump from the state’s upcoming 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot, citing the same, tired argument that the former president "incited an insurrection" on Jan. 6, 2021.

The decision to deny Illinois voters the right to vote for Trump based on an unproven charge marks the third attempt, following Colorado and Maine tried the same stunt earlier this year.

Just one month after the Illinois State Board of Elections denied a previous attempt to have Trump removed from the primary ballot, Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter decided that she has the unanimous power to do so.

Fox News noted:

According to court documents obtained by Fox News, Porter gave the order on Wednesday, urging the board to remove Trump or "cause any votes cast for him to be suppressed," for violating section three of the 14th Amendment, or the "disqualification clause," for engaging in insurrection.

In a Thursday report from Fox News, it was noted that Trump and his legal team had already filed an appeal.

The order to remove Trump from the ballot, appeal aside, is likely moot due to the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to hear the same case out of Colorado.

State politicians and other Trump supporters took to social media on Thursday to reassure Illinois Republican voters that Trump will remain on the primary ballot.

The Associated Press reported that the high court will make a final decision on whether or not Trump violated the 14th Amendment no later than June.

Social media users reacted to the situation, with many calling for the high court to expedite the decision to prevent additional blue states from making such insane and nutty maneuvers against Trump.

"Seriously, the Supreme Court needs to make this ruling and stop this nonsense from the states," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "They know very well that Trump will win the elections. That’s a fact."

Many legal scholars believe that Trump will ultimately prevail in the matter and that he likely doesn't have anything to worry about as far as being removed from state ballots. Only time will tell.