Michigan Supreme Court Rules Trump Can Remain on Primary Ballot
Donald Trump has won yet another case to have him removed from the 2024 primary ballot.
The Michigan State Court has ruled that Trump can remain on the ballot.
However, the ruling was worded in a way that leaves the possibility the case can be brought again if Trump wins the nomination.
Not This Time
For now, Trump is safely on the ballot in Michigan.
Quite a few people seemed confused as to how Colorado could rule one way, especially after several other state courts denied the petition, and Michigan ruled in the manner that the other courts ruled.
In the court’s ruling, Justice Elizabeth Welch explained, "Significantly, Colorado’s election laws differ from Michigan’s laws in a material way that is directly relevant to why the appellants in this case are not entitled to the relief they seek concerning the presidential primary election in Michigan.”
Trump immediately celebrated the ruling, posting on Truth Social, "The Michigan Supreme Court has strongly and rightfully denied the Desperate Democrat attempt to take the leading Candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election, me, off the ballot in the Great State of Michigan."
Much of the court’s ruling seems to rely on the specific wording of Section III of the 14th Amendment, which states, “elector of President and Vice-President.”
If I read the ruling properly, if Trump wins the nomination in the primary election, they have left the door open for this case to be brought before the court again.
To that point, the legal director of Free Speech for People, the plaintiff, stated, "However, the Michigan Supreme Court did not rule out that the question of Donald Trump’s disqualification for engaging in insurrection against the U.S. Constitution may be resolved at a later stage.
"The decision isn’t binding on any court outside Michigan and we continue our current and planned legal actions in other states to enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment against Donald Trump."
Rest assured, while I fully expect the Supreme Court to overturn the Colorado decision, this ruling has opened up a whole new can of worms for Trump to deal with if he secures the nomination.