John Anthony Castro off Texas, an alleged GOP write-in candidate, has filed lawsuits in Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, Montana, Kansas, Florida, and Idaho challenging Trump’s ability to be on the ballot.
Castro’s argument is that the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution bars former President Trump from running for president in 2024.
Castro’s lawsuit in Florida has already been dismissed.
According to reports from the Supreme Court’s website, the case should be decided soon. A conference is scheduled for September 26 and should be decided by October 9, 2023.
The U.S. Supreme Court has distributed Castro v. Trump to the Justices for official conference on September 26 and will decide on or before October 9.
— 🇺🇸 John Anthony Castro (@realJohnACastro) September 4, 2023
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced a similar case and won when the judge dismissed the case. Former Congressman Madison Cawthorne faced the same attack but he lost his primary race and no decision was made.
The scheme to get Trump kicked off the ballot revolves around Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which reads:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
They’ve indicted Trump four times and it has only helped his popularity. So now they are going to try this.