Trump secures VICTORY in court as attempt to block Presidential run ruled illegal

Trump secures VICTORY in court as attempt to block Presidential run ruled illegal

Donald Trump secured victory in court

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 27/12/2023

- 14:17

Updated: 27/12/2023

- 15:49

The former US President had faced efforts to block him from being included on the ballot paper

Donald Trump's hopes of once again running the White House received a mini boost today after the Michigan Supreme Court rejected an attempt to ban the former US President from standing in the next election.

Efforts had been made to bar the 77-year-old from having his name on the ballot paper in the US state.

The decision is in contrast to a ruling in Colorado, where just weeks ago Trump was blocked from its primary ballot because of his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.

A court document showed on Wednesday that the Michigan Supreme Court rejected the attempt to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot based on the U.S. Constitution's "insurrectionist ban."


Former president Donald Trump


The ruling means that Trump will appear on the ballot in Michigan at the election in November 2024.

CNN reports that, unlike Colorado, the Michigan lawsuit never reached a trial and was dismissed early on in the process.

An intermediate appeals court upheld the decision to toss the case on procedural grounds.

Michigan is seen as a key state for the Republican frontrunner if he wants to return to the White House.



Donald Trump is set to be on the ballot in Michigan


Trump won the state in 2016 which had previously voted Democrat in every election since 1992.

However, Joe Biden won the state back for the Democrats in 2020 by just 2.8 points.

It comes as Trump is facing challenges to his eligibility in at least 10 other states

The former president is expected to appeal the results in Colorado to the US Supreme Court.

CNN reports that the Michigan lawsuit was filed in September by an advocacy organization, Free Speech For People, on behalf of a group of voters.

It also pursued an unsuccessful 14th Amendment challenge against Trump in Minnesota, and recently filed a new case in Oregon.

The Colorado lawsuit was initiated by a separate liberal-leaning group.

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