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Democrats Seek to Bar GOP Congressional Candidates From Ballot Also

Donald Trump’s legal team has been busy challenging decisions in Colorado and Maine to remove his name from the primary ballot. The final decision will clearly be made by the Supreme Court, where both cases will likely be struck down according to most legal scholars. But Trump won’t be alone in facing this type of challenge. It turns out that Democrats across the country are seeking to have other Republicans’ names removed from ballots. The New York Post reports that a Democrat in Pennsylvania has filed a challenge to remove the name of Congressman Scott Perry from the ballot. And he’s not the only one.

As the decisions disqualifying former President Donald Trump from the 2024 election work their way through the courts, a new filing in Pennsylvania seeks the same “ballot cleansing” by barring Rep. Scott Perry.

It’s only the latest effort targeting congressional candidates as Democrats seek to bar opponents as “insurrectionists” for questioning the election of President Biden.

We have become a nation of Madame Defarges — eagerly knitting names of those to be subject to arbitrary justice.

Former congressional candidate Gene Stilp, who’s made headlines by burning MAGA flags with swastikas outside courthouses, filed the challenge.

The Post reminds us that Cori Bush previously authored a bill that would have removed numerous Republican members from their ballots over their refusal to denounce the January 6 riots. She attracted 63 cosponsors, including the Squad for the proposed legislation, though it never went anywhere, of course. But that’s still an alarming number of members who would be willing to attempt a stunt like that.

This is happening at the state and local levels as well. In Pennsylvania, a state senator filed an ethics complaint against Republican state senator Doug Mastriano, seeking to have him tossed from the ballot. Other examples can be found in multiple other states. And not one of these people has ever been charged with insurrection, to say nothing of having been convicted of it.

If the Dems can go after Donald Trump, they will go after other people to remove from the ballot.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2024, 09:32:46 PM by Ptarmigan »
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