State court dismisses petition seeking to bar Trump from 2024 ballot


November 9, 2023

Eduardo Munoz/Pool, TNS - TNS

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have said the issue of his ballot eligibility is a political, not a judicial question.

The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a request Wednesday to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 primary ballot under the U.S. Constitution's insurrection clause - but it said the petitioners could refile the challenge for the general election.

The court's four-page order didn't address the constitutional issues, but it said no Minnesota law prohibits a major political party from placing on the ballot or nominating "a candidate who is ineligible to hold office."

Writing for the court, Chief Justice Natalie Hudson said whether Trump can be on the general election ballot is a matter to be decided later. Hudson said the court will release a longer opinion explaining Wednesday's order.


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