Another day, another 14th Amendment challenge bites the dust.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has dismissed the 14th Amendment case against President Trump—further entrenching his right to ballot access in that state.
Previously, Massachusetts’ state ballot panel ruled that President Trump could stay on the ballot in the state, but this ruling from the Massachusetts Supreme Court should lay the 14th Amendment challenges to rest in that state.
What I find fascinating is how these lawsuits got so far in the first place and in such a coordinated fashion.
We didn’t hear a peep about the 14th Amendment until all these lawsuits began appearing nationwide, and they began appearing simultaneously.
Nothing says deep state ploy more than the coordinated effort in multiple states to remove President Trump from the 2024 ballot—the lawsuits aren’t organic. Here are the latest developments:
BREAKING: Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice has denied a petition attempting to ban Trump from the 2024 ballot.
— Leading Report (@LeadingReport) January 29, 2024
A judge on Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled on procedural grounds Monday that the state’s ballot law commission does not have the authority to remove Donald Trump from the ballot. https://t.co/Dj33N8ahp1
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 29, 2024
The Hill had more on the previous denial of the 14th Amendment petitions by the Massachusetts Ballot Law Commission:
The Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission on Monday rejected two attempts to keep Trump off the ballot, stating it “does not have jurisdiction over the matters presented.”
Boston Globe reporter Matt Stout explained: “Similar to the state’s Ballot Law Commission ruling, Gaziano denied the petition on legal grounds, saying the question only becomes “ripe” for the commission to address when/if Trump is the nominee. “The petitioners’ objections have, in essence, come too soon,” Gaziano wrote.”
Similar to the state's Ballot Law Commission ruling, Gaziano denied the petition on legal grounds, saying the question only becomes "ripe" for the commission to address when/if Trump is the nominee. "The petitioners' objections have, in essence, come too soon," Gaziano wrote
— Matt Stout (@MattPStout) January 29, 2024
DISMISSED: A move to challenge former President Donald Trump's candidacy in Massachusetts because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protest has been dismissed by a state ballot panel. MORE:https://t.co/ClGi9Yuaji pic.twitter.com/Rhx458D2nz
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 23, 2024
CBS News added:
Earlier this month, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin unveiled the ballot order for the March 5 Massachusetts primaries, and Trump’s name was included among the Republican candidates.
He also noted that Trump could win as a write-in candidate even if challenges to take him off the ballot were successful.