An Illinois court orders Trump's name to be removed from the state's ballot because he is accused of being linked to the invasion of the Capitol US elections 2024

An Illinois court orders Trump's name to be removed from the state's ballot because he is accused of being linked to the invasion of the Capitol  US elections 2024

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A state judge from Illinois, in the United States, Forbidden Donald Trump To come to the polls for the presidential elections in the state Charged with participating in the insurrection on January 6, 2021, when thousands of people stormed the Capitol building in Washington. The decision now applies to the Republican Party primaries scheduled for March 19.

However, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Tracy Porter He postponed the entry into force of his decision pending an appeal from the defense of the former US president.

Donald Trump is the most likely candidate to become the Republican Party's nominee in the elections. A Trump campaign spokesman said: “The decision is unconstitutional We will resume quickly“.

With this ruling, Porter agreed with Illinois voters who argued for Trump to be excluded from the state's March 19 primary ballot and the November 5 general ballot for violating the counterinsurgency clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Courts in Colorado and Maine have already ordered Trump's name removed from state ballots, but both decisions are currently pending.

The group Free Speech for People, which led efforts to repeal eligibility in Illinois, called the ruling a “historic victory.”

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