Federal Judge Rejects Removing Trump from Arizona Ballot
They try, and they try, and they try, and they keep on failing.
Yet another ballot case has come to its conclusion, and once again, the case has been tossed out.
This time, it was the case in Arizona to use the 14th Amendment to have Trump removed from the upcoming presidential election ballot.
Sorry, Not Sorry
This is yet another case that was brought by longshot Republican candidate John Anthony Castro.
Castro has filed numerous suits all across the country hoping to have Trump removed from the ballot, citing that Trump gave “aid and comfort to insurrectionists on January 6, 2021.”
To this point, Trump has not been charged, let alone convicted of insurrection or lending aid and comfort to insurrectionists.
And believe me, if Merrick Garland thought he could make the case, the charges would have already been filed.
U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes' order was much like the other orders, stating that Castro had no standing.
His ruling stated, “Because the injury unpinning competitive standing is the potential loss of an election, however, the plaintiff must genuinely be competing with the allegedly ineligible candidate.”
That ruling, however, is quite interesting.
If we look at that wording, it would stand to reason that someone like DeSantis or Haley could file a lawsuit to have Trump disqualified because they actually are competing against Trump, whereas nobody even knows who Castro is and he has not even registered in polling.
So, we can now add Arizona to Colorado, Minnesota, and Michigan, all states that have tossed 14th Amendment cases against Trump.
While I am glad these cases are getting tossed because I believe they are frivolous in nature, it would be nice to see one make it to the Supreme Court for two reasons.
First, let’s get the precedent set at the Supreme Court level.
Second, I would love for the court to clear up the matter if someone needs to be legally charged and found guilty of insurrection or lending aid and comfort to an insurrectionist in order for the 14th Amendment to be activated against them.