Campaign Launched By Civil Rights Organizations to Block Trump's Potential Return to Presidency

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 07/09/2023
Two civil rights organizations are launching a campaign to prevent former President Donald Trump from being elected president again, citing alleged 14th Amendment violations related to the incident on January 6.

For a week starting on Sunday, the organizations "Free Speech for People" and "MI Familia Vota" will hold a number of protests and banner drops in front of the offices of the secretaries of state for Oregon, Georgia, Colorado, and California. The secretaries of state are responsible for verifying political candidates' eligibility and tabulating votes in their respective states. The demonstrations are a part of a campaign by organizations that want to prevent Mr. Trump from running for president in 2024 due to his alleged involvement in the Capitol hack on January 6.

Free Speech for People stated on its website that Trump is constitutionally ineligible for any further runs for office due to his part in igniting, encouraging, and supporting the uprising on January 6th.

After the civil war, the 14th Amendment's Section 3 was passed. It forbids former American officers who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" from running for office. Former Confederate officers are not permitted to hold federal or state office as a result of the legislation. It is unclear if Section 3 covers a president of the United States.

Those who support Mr. Trump have criticized the leftist campaigns against him. "Have the Democrats ever been this terrified of losing to a [Republican] presidential candidate? Nothing like it, a former Justice Department employee named Jeff Clark tweeted on July 8th.

Disqualification under the 14th Amendment is now in effect. They are fighting Trump with all the stops, starts, and pauses they can muster.

Michael McDonald, the chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, stated that attempts to prevent Mr. Trump from running for president in 2024 should serve as a "wake-up call" for all GOP members in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

He claimed that "the Democrats and liberal wing of the Democratic Party will go to any lengths to ensure that President Trump is not on the ballot." Republicans in Nevada ought to be thinking about that. They must speak out, take a stand, and defend the man who has been standing up for them.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D), who had voted to convict Mr. Trump in the impeachment effort following the incident on January 6, expressed skepticism about using the 14th Amendment to bar the former President from running in the upcoming election in an interview with CBS back in January 2021.

Because it is not clear from the 14th Amendment how to determine whether a person took part in an insurrection, he explained. "I can understand how you could use that as a justification for banning people from running for office if they had been found guilty of that in a court of law."

But a very serious question remains regarding whether the Congress or the Senate can find that they are guilty of insurrection and whether that is sufficient if that conviction has not yet occurred. Thus, it remains open.

On the impeachment charge of inciting an uprising, the Senate had cleared Mr. Trump. The U.S. Constitution forbids such actions, despite claims that Congress could decide to exclude Mr. Trump from elections with a simple majority in the House and Senate.

The Constitution's Article I, Section 9, Clause 3 expressly prohibits Congress from passing any "bills of attainder," which is the legal term for using a legislative act to find someone guilty of a crime. The judiciary, not the legislative bodies, has the authority to decide whether or not a person is guilty.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Mike Pence asserted that Mr. Trump should not be eligible to run for office again because of his efforts to rig the 2020 election. Speaking at the beginning of his 2024 presidential campaign, Mr. Pence.

According to The Hill, Mr. Pence stated, "The American people deserve to know on that fateful day, President Trump also demanded I choose between him and our Constitution." "Voters will now have the same option to consider. I decided on the Constitution and will do so forever.


Mr. Pence has become the first vice president to run for president in modern times by launching a campaign against his former running mate for the GOP nomination.

As of June 27, Donald Trump had 57 percent of the GOP primary vote, far ahead of the other candidates, according to Morning Consult data. There was only 7% support for Mr. Pence.

Despite the numerous accusations made against Mr. Trump, support does not appear to be declining. The former president attracted 50,000 supporters to a rally in Pickens, South Carolina, following his indictment in Florida last month. There are only about 3,000 people living in the city as a whole.

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