State Republicans Flip On Democrats

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( – In a recent opinion piece, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) spoke up against all those who were trying to get former President Donald Trump disqualified from the 2024 presidential election and claimed that it should be up to voters and not lawyers to make a decision about Trump.

Some of Trump’s critics have argued that Trump should be disqualified from joining the race because of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which specifically notes that anyone who had held office and had “engaged in insurrection” against the United States was not able to hold office again. In Trump’s case, his critics have argued that his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack would disqualify him from running for office under this rule.

Raffensperger had opposed Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in his state. Close to three years later, Raffensperger has now spoken up against the attempts to keep Trump off the ballot, pointing out that the 14th Amendment had been created as a way to deal with Confederate officials who would try to regain their positions in the government after losing in the Civil War. He further argued that this attempt to have Biden stay off the ballot is the most recent attempt to “short-circuit the ballot box.”

He added that since 2018, Georgia has had candidates who have lost elections and have attempted to have their lawyers sue in order to attempt to snatch a victory. However, as he claimed, this approach does not work, and the court has already rejected both the 2018 election mismanagement claims by Stacey Abrams and those by Trump following the 2020 presidential election.

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