Advocacy Groups Urge U.S. States to Bar Donald Trump from 2024 Presidential Run
Two advocacy groups, Free Speech For People (FSFP) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, have called on state officials to
Two advocacy groups, Free Speech For People (FSFP) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, have called on state officials to prevent Donald Trump from running as a presidential candidate in 2024, citing his alleged role in inciting an insurrection.
In letters addressed to secretaries of state and election officials in California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, the organizations have urged the officials to fulfill their responsibility by excluding Trump from the upcoming ballot.
They argue that Trump’s actions surrounding the January 6 attack violate the 14th Amendment, specifically Section 3, which prohibits individuals who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion after taking a congressional oath from seeking office again.
These letters come at a time when Trump is widely considered the frontrunner for the GOP presidential primary in 2024. Furthermore, the former president is currently under investigation by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office for his involvement in and around the events of January 6, as well as his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Trump continues to deny any wrongdoing in connection to the Capitol riot, persistently claiming that the previous election was unfairly manipulated against him. At the time of reporting, no response has been received from Trump’s office regarding these allegations.