If you haven’t noticed, former President Donald Trump is doing quite well in the polls and, so far, in state primary races to becoming the GOP’s nominee for the White House. As such, the liberal left is getting awfully nervous about his chances of not only winning such a nomination but then a general election against the presumed Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.
Naturally, they are doing all they can to ensure it doesn’t come to that.
And so, a number of groups have claimed that Trump is not eligible to even run for office, let alone hold it. Mostly, this is due to a Civil War era part of the constitution meant to bar those leading the confederacy from holding public office.
Naturally, these groups claim Trump was “engaged in insurrection” in 2021 when he issued a call to Americans to make their voices “peacefully and patriotically heard.”
But so far, no one has been able to prove this was actually insurrection. And so, efforts to keep him off the ballot in a number of states have failed.
The latest of which happened in Illinois this week.
As Trump celebrated in a post to his Truth Social account, the Illinois State Board of Elections voted “8-0 in protecting the Citizens of our Country from the Radical Left Lunatics who are trying to destroy it.”
He continued, noting, “The VOTE was 8-0 in favor of keeping your favorite President (ME!) on the Ballot. I love Illinois. Make America Great Again!”
Now, it’s important to note here that the Board didn’t exactly rule that Trump didn’t engage in insurrection. Instead, the board’s hearing clerk, Clark Ericson, actually recommended that Trump be found guilty of such.
However, seeing as this is a board of elections hearing and not a judicial court of law, all members agreed they did not have the authority to decide on Trump’s fate. And so, his name will remain on the ballot until such time when he is found guilty of such by a court.
“The Election Code is simply not suited for issues involving constitutional analysis. Those issues belong in the Courts.”