Official Says States Need “Clarity” On Whether Trump Is Eligible

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( – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) argued that it was necessary for states to have “clarity” on whether or not former President Donald Trump was eligible to participate in the state’s primary.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Weekend,” she said that they should not have a scenario where voters, election administrators, and political parties were unsure of who was eligible to be on the ballot.

Back in January, Benson filed a brief in the Supreme Court case where she stated that it was necessary that the Court provide clarification on whether or not Trump was disqualified from serving in the White House as well as on whether or not the state had the power to exclude Trump in the primary and general election. She proceeded to note that it was necessary for these questions to be answered now so that election officials could know whether or not Trump would appear as a candidate on the ballot. She added that voters also needed to know who was eligible to become the U.S. President when they were casting their vote.

On February 8, in an oral argument, the Supreme Court seemed reluctant to agree that Trump should be blocked from appearing on ballots, according to The Hill. Many of the justices appeared to be sympathetic to Trump’s case when he argued that the states did not have the necessary power to disqualify federal candidates. Some of the justices even brought into question whether or not the 14th Amendment’s Insurrection Clause was applicable to the Presidency.

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