(TheRedWire.com) – Former President Donald Trump’s legal team filed a lawsuit on Monday in which they attempt to block Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan Secretary of State, from refusing to allow Trump to appear on the state’s ballot in the 2024 presidential election.
In the lawsuit, they request that the court confirm that Benson does not have the necessary authority to determine whether or not Trump should be disqualified from appearing on the presidential ballot because of the 14th Amendment. The lawsuit further requests that the court issue an injunction to block her from keeping Trump off the ballot.
As part of the suit, Trump’s legal team has presented many state and national polls that show that Trump is the frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential race—in the lawsuit also noted that despite the popularity of the former President, there were still people trying to deny voters in Michigan the opportunity to vote for him.
Trump’s attorneys also argued that the court needed to intervene to ensure that Trump’s name would be included in the 2024 ballots. The lawsuit further notes that this is an “actual controversy” that could affect President Donald Trump’s campaign and the resource allocation across the country, including Michigan.
The suit came exactly one day after a Denver state court started hearing arguments in a different lawsuit that is trying to block Trump from being on the ballot in Colorado. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Arizona.
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