New York Elections Board Considers Politicians’ Request to Exclude Trump from 2024 Ballot

The New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) is under pressure as five Democrat New York state senators call for the removal of former President Donald Trump’s name from the April 2, 2024, primary ballot due to his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol events. However, NYSBOE Commissioner Anthony J. Casale remains unwavering, telling The Epoch Times that they will take their time to make the decision, as there’s a legal process for determining candidates.

Commissioner Casale, is unphased by the pressure from the state senators, stating that the NYSBOE receives a lot of correspondence and the decision about who goes on the ballot won’t be made until the documents are filed and everything is in front of them.

The New York Democrat state senators allege that Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment applies to President Trump because he allegedly ‘engaged’ in the Jan. 6 protests. They argue that this prohibits him from running for office again, but Mr. Casale remains focused on voting based on the law, not just on someone’s letter.

John P. Coale, an attorney who advises Mr. Trump legally, plans to file lawsuits against those trying to remove Mr. Trump’s name from the ballot while the Colorado GOP has already appealed the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision that bans Mr. Trump from the Colorado state ballot. These actions aim to protect Mr. Trump’s ability to run in the 2024 elections.

Republican political operative Rob Ryan, believes that the far left’s approach to the 2024 elections is based on fear, noting that the vast majority of Americans can see through what they’re doing.

Meanwhile, Free Speech For People, which represents plaintiffs who want Trump removed from the ballot, is preparing to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite the ongoing legal battles, Trump remains undeterred, with Mr. Coale stating that “It hasn’t really changed him much at all to my observation. Trump is a fighter. He loves the fight.”

These developments are part of an ongoing trend of legal challenges aimed at allowing or preventing Trump from running for president in 2024. As the issue continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how the legal battles will impact the political landscape in the US and the upcoming 2024 elections.

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