(TheRedWire.com) – The N.Y. State Board of Elections is choosing to wait for the courts to decide whether former President Donald Trump is eligible to be included in the 2024 state ballots.
The NYSBOE, in a state letter to Glenn Suddaby, the United States District Judge, stated that the state agency was not in a position to make decisions over Trump’s candidacy and would abide by the court’s orders.
There are a total of 27 lawsuits filed in New York challenging Trump’s candidacy. These have been filed across the country by long-shot presidential candidate John Anthony Castro, who argues that under the 14th Amendment, Trump should be disqualified from running for the White House because of his involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment explicitly blocks individuals previously “engaged in the insurrection” from holding public office again. Trump has not yet been charged with insurrection; however, Castro has maintained that the actions taken by the former President had prevented the peaceful transfer of power. He further argued that Trump’s candidacy was causing him personal injury as many donors and GOP voters would be taken from his 2024 presidential campaign.
Castro previously praised this news and argued in his remarks to Newsweek that if the state did not state that removing Trump from the ballot would interfere with state interests, it would have become much more challenging for Trump to remain on the ballot.
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