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MI Court of Claims sets speedy schedule for Trump ballot case

The Michigan Court of Claims is fast-tracking a legal challenge to seeking to block former President Donald Trump from appearing on the statewide ballot.

The challenge says Trump is not eligible under the insurrection clause of the U-S Constitution. And the stated reason is refusing to accept the results of the 2020 election and goading the January 6th insurrectionists.
Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she can’t unilaterally keep Trump off the election ballot without a court order. So attorney Mark Brewer says that’s what the plaintiffs are looking for.

“The Secretary of State is going to issue her list of presidential candidates in November and it’s important that we get a final resolution of whether Trump can be on that list as soon as possible.”

Trump has said keeping him off the ballot would infringe on his constitutional right to free speech.

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