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ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY: California lieutenant governor urges state secretary to find a way to remove Trump from Golden State primary ballot, just like in Colorado
By Belle Carter // Dec 27, 2023

"Inspired" by the latest Colorado Supreme Court ruling taking former President Donald Trump from the state's 2024 presidential primary ballot, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis has urged Secretary of State Shirley Weber to "explore every legal option" to carry out the same action in their state.

The second-highest official of the Golden State mentioned the Colorado court's decision that erroneously cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which disqualifies "officers" who "engage in insurrection." In a letter, the far-left Kounalakis laughably claimed that her request was not about removing a political candidate but upholding democratic principles and laws.

“The decision is about honoring the rule of law in our country and protecting the fundamental pillars of democracy. California must stand on the right side of history," she wrote and further pointed out that the constitution mandates presidential candidates to be at least forty years old and devoid of insurrectionist activities.

"The Colorado decision can be the basis for a similar decision here in our state. The constitution is clear: you must be 35 years old and not be an insurrectionist." She also urged an expedited decision on the certified list of candidates for the March 5, 2024 primary election by Dec. 28.

The National Pulse responded to the California official's statement by saying that in reality, the Constitution states a commander-in-chief must be 35 years old and the 14th Amendment’s prohibitions apply to "officers" who have fomented insurrection. The former president is not and has never been an "officer," as almost all legal scholars accept.

Experts observed that the Colorado decision under the Civil War-era provision marked the first time a court has found him to be ineligible to return to the White House due to his conduct surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Never before has a court determined that a presidential candidate is disqualified under the clause.

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Meanwhile, Trump has vowed to swiftly appeal to the high court, which could reverse the ruling, as per a spokesman for his campaign.

"The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision tonight and we will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and a concurrent request for a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision," Trump campaign spokesman Steve Cheung said in a statement.

Trump did not mention the decision during a rally he attended in Waterloo, Iowa, but his campaign sent out a fundraising email citing what it called a "tyrannical ruling." He also posted on Truth Social: "What a shame for our country" and "A sad day for America."

Trump has been facing multiple legal challenges, including 91 federal and state criminal and civil charges across four states, potentially resulting in up to 700 years of imprisonment. Special Counsel Jack Smith, New York Attorney General Letitia James and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have led these endeavors.

Poll: Trump leads the primary race with 61 percent

Despite all these, the former POTUS continues to lead the primary race with 61 percent as per 538's average of national polls, even in the key battleground states for a hypothetical general election against Democrat and current President Joe Biden. (Related: INSANITY: Mainstream media want Trump to be ASSASSINATED to prevent him from winning the election.)

The 538 survey further revealed that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley are essentially tied for second at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Trump also leads by at least 25 percentage points in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

In an August analysis of historical and contemporary polls published by G. Elliot Morris, a data journalist who is best known for his work on election polling and predictive analytics, Trump got a roughly 4-in-5 chance of winning the GOP presidential nomination. "That article looked at how often past presidential candidates polling at 50 percent nationally [as Trump was in August] went on to win their party's nod. I also produced odds for other candidates, ranging from about a one-in-20 chance for Haley [then at four percent in national polls] to a one-in-8 shot for DeSantis [15 percent]," Morris said and proceeded to point out that 61 percent in the polls now equates to a more than nine-in-10 chance of winning the nomination.

"No presidential candidate in history has lost the nomination while being so far ahead in the national polls this late in the cycle. The highest-polling losing candidate was then-Sen. Hillary Clinton in 2008, who led the national polls with slightly less than 40 percent in mid-December 2007," Morris further claimed.

Check out Trump.news for more news related to the ongoing legal battle the former president is fighting.

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