The Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission rejected a request to have former President Donald Trump removed from the ballot in Massachusetts by utilizing a 14th Amendment provision.
“The challenge was dismissed because the commission noted they do not have the authority to address the matter of booting Trump from the ballot. Trump has faced similar challenges in some states, and while he’s been successful, he was booted from the Colorado and Maine ballots. He’s challenging the rulings, which will soon be debated before the Supreme Court,” The Messenger noted.
The relevant provision of the 14th Amendment prohibits the holding of public office by any individual who has participated in an insurrection or rebellion. The Free Speech For People civil rights organization was the one that started the Massachusetts lawsuit.