Hawaii Latest to File Bill to Ban Trump from Ballot
As soon as one ballot case passed through, we all knew the floodgates would open among blue states, and that is what has happened.
Even though the Colorado court decision has been stayed pending appeal, more states are now joining the party, with the latest being Hawaii.
Like the other suits, Hawaii is claiming that Trump is not eligible to be on the ballot because of his alleged role in the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Rinse, Wash, Repeat
It now appears as though every Democrat state in the country will start filing suits now that Colorado has set a precedent.
The half dozen or so cases that have failed clearly mean little, as Democrats are now banking that the Supreme Court will allow the Colorado decision to stand and Trump will be removed from the ballot.
So, Hawaii is now joining the 14th Amendment, Section III party to block Trump.
Democrat state Senator Karl Rhoads announced SB 2392, legislation that would serve the same purpose as the lawsuits to block Trump from the ballot.
The bill aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii; or another constitutional or statutory provision."
While the bill does outright name Donald Trump, it is clearly trying to ban Trump from the ballot due to his alleged ties to the insurrection, something that Donald Trump has not been charged nor convicted of by any court.
Trump’s campaign has already stated that it will fight the legislation.
Maine, which moved to remove Trump from the ballot in a similar measure, appealed a ruling from Friday that stayed the ruling to remove Trump.
The court referred to the Colorado case that is now before the Supreme Court.