California keeps Trump on the ballot


The California Secretary of State has made a decision to keep Trump on the ballot despite a push to have him removed.

She did so citing complex legal issues and said she may reassess this later if the Supreme Court issues a ruling.

Shirley Weber (D) on Thursday published the list of candidates who will appear on California’s March 5 presidential primary, Trump included.

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis (D) requested last week that the state look into “every legal option” to remove the former president over 14th amendment concerns, just one day after the Colorado Supreme Court kicked him off its state’s ballot due to its finding that he engaged in an insurrection through his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Weber responded to Kounalakis’s letter last Friday, saying her office has been engaged in multiple lawsuits regarding Trump’s appearance on the ballot.

“While we can agree that the attack on the Capitol and the former President’s involvement was abhorrent, there are complex legal issues surrounding this matter,” Weber wrote, adding that her office does not take the decision to remove him from the ballot lightly.

Weber said her office will “continue to assess” options, including the result of any action taken by the U.S. Supreme Court on the matter.

I’m glad California made the right decision and didn’t go down the leftist path of Maine. I hope the Supreme Court steps in soon on all of this and puts the kibosh on it.

Dan Butcher

Dan Butcher (aka HP Pundit) is not a Democrat or Republican. He is a free thinking independent bringing you news and commentary with a dose of much needed common sense.

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