California Dems consider unique approach to getting Trump off ballot

Democrats in the California Legislature are embarking on a unique strategy to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s upcoming March 5 primary ballot. However, their unconventional approach hinges on garnering support from a fellow state Democrat.

A coalition of nine California lawmakers recently penned a letter addressed to Attorney General Rob Bonta, outlining their argument that Trump should not be eligible for inclusion on the primary ballot due to his alleged role in inciting an insurrection. This controversial incident occurred on January 6, 2021, when a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

This move stands out from the numerous lawsuits filed in various states to prevent Trump from appearing on state ballots. The key distinction lies in the potential involvement of Attorney General Bonta, who holds a unique position as California’s top law enforcement officer.

Bonta could utilize his authority to expedite a state court ruling on the matter. Even if the ruling were to face future challenges and potential overturning, California might become the first state to successfully exclude Trump from its primary ballot.

Read full article at Politico.

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