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Oregon Supreme Court Swats Down Attempt to Strip Trump from Ballot in 2024

On Friday, the Oregon Supreme Court has now rejected a petition for the removal of former President Donald Trump from the ballots of the state’s 2024 primary and general elections.

According to Fox 12, five Oregon voters filed the challenge to Trump’s eligibility for the ballot, citing the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution in their effort to disqualify the former president.

The Oregon attempt to disqualify Trump coincided with a plethora of ballot challenges his campaign was facing, including the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove the former president from the ballot last month.

The Colorado court’s ruling was promptly appealed by Trump, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case last week.

The Statesman Journal reported that in her order issued on Friday, Oregon Chief Justice Meagan Flynn referenced the Colorado case and left the door open for a re-filing of the challenge to Trump’s ballot eligibility in Oregon, pending the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In November, Democratic Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade stated that she lacks the authority to remove Trump from the ballot.

Griffin-Valade’s conclusion contradicted that of another Democrat, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, who declared Trump ineligible to run for office in the state last month.

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