The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled against an attempt to exclude former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 primary election ballot.
The legal challenge commenced last week when a cohort of voters initiated a lawsuit to prevent Trump from appearing on the Republican primary and general election ballots for the upcoming presidential race.
The plaintiffs’ argument hinged on the claim that Trump’s purported actions to contest the outcome of the 2020 election against President Joe Biden constituted a breach of the 14th Amendment. This constitutional provision disqualifies any individual from office who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion after taking an oath to uphold the Constitution.
In its decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court did not delve into the broader issue of Trump’s eligibility for the general election ballot. The judgment leaves open the possibility of future legal challenges to his candidacy if he secures the primary victory.