New Hampshire Secretary Of State Flips, 'Not Seeking' To Remove Trump From Ballot

 August 30, 2023

Well, he's singing a different tune now.

New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan had reportedly been exploring ways to keep Donald Trump off the ballot in the Granite State, but it would appear that he's reversing course now.

Previously, Scanlan was considering whether or not the Fourteenth Amendment should be used to keep Trump off the ballot.

"Not being a lawyer and not wanting to make a decision in a vacuum, I will be soliciting some legal opinions on what is appropriate or not before I make any decision," Scanlan had said. He was implying that there may be a way to prevent Donald Trump from collecting votes in New Hampshire. "I have some in-house staff attorneys that are election experts. I will be asking the attorney general’s office for their input. And ultimately, whatever is decided is probably going to require some judicial input."

After some pretty swift backlash to his comments, Scanlan changed his story:

I am not seeking to remove any names from the presidential primary ballot, and I have not said that I am seeking to remove any names from the presidential primary ballot.