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Judge Set to Decide if SOS Benson can use 14th Amendment’s Insurrectionist Clause to Keep Trump off Michigan Ballot

Photos: Jennifer Altman (left) and Mandi Wright ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

LANSING, Nov. 10, 2023 ~ Michigan Court of Claims Judge James Robert is mulling over legal arguments made Thursday in three lawsuits, which aim to answer whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the state’s 2024 primary and general election ballots by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Two of the suits were filed against Benson by activists who argued Trump’s involvement associated to the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riots, which attempted to overturn the 2020 election results, should bar him from being elected into public office under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The third lawsuit was filed by Trump last week, who is the current frontrunner for the GOP presidential primary race, arguing that Benson has no authority to keep him off the ballot.


Nov. 10, 2023 ~ Todd Flood, an attorney at Flood Law, talks to Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz about an upcoming judge ruling on whether or not Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has the authority to exclude former President Donald Trump from the Michigan ballots next year.