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Supreme Court restores Trump to state ballots

Supreme Court restores Trump to state ballots


Supreme Court restores Trump to state ballots

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to hold the Republican former president accountable for the Capitol riot.

The justices ruled unanimously Monday that states, without action first from Congress, cannot invoke a post-Civil War constitutional provision to keep presidential candidates from appearing on ballots.

The court’s move ends efforts in Colorado, Illinois, Maine and elsewhere to kick Trump off the ballot because of his attempts to undo his loss in the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol.

But some election observers warn that the issue could return to the court again after the election.