A Clinton-appointed judge dismissed a lawsuit in California aiming to keep Donald Trump off the state’s Republican primary ballot.

According to Zero Hedge, District Judge David Carter granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit “with prejudice,” meaning it can’t be submitted to the same court again.

“And the remnants of the last California case to keep President Trump off the ballot here were dismissed today by Judge David O. Carter!!” former National Committeewoman of the Republican National Committee for California Harmeet Dhillon said.

“Thanks to our @dhillonlaw Orange County partner @ShawnCowlesCA and the rest of the crew for their hard work in achieving this result!” she added.



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Zero Hedge reports:

In recent days and weeks, there have been a number of lawsuits filed in different states to try and bar President Trump from appearing on the ballot ahead of the 2024 election. Those suits have claimed that the former president engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States under an interpretation of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment’s Section 3, which was written in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Civil War.

At least two of those challenges have seen some success in Maine and Colorado, although there has been widespread speculation that higher courts or even the U.S. Supreme Court would strike those rulings down.

Days before Christmas, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled to keep the former president off the primary ballot in the state, which was promptly appealed to the Supreme Court. Last week, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, unilaterally decided to keep President Trump off the ballot, which was similarly appealed.

Ahead of the Supreme Court appeal, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said that “unsurprisingly, the all-Democrat appointed Colorado Supreme Court has ruled against President Trump, supporting a Soros-funded, left-wing group’s scheme to interfere in an election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden by removing President Trump’s name from the ballot and eliminating the rights of Colorado voters to vote for the candidate of their choice.”



In related news, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber refused to remove Donald Trump from the state’s presidential ballot.

Weber kept Trump’s name on the list of eligible candidates despite calls from the state’s lieutenant governor to “explore every legal option” to remove him from the ballot.

From Newsweek:

“I urge you to explore every legal option to remove former President Donald Trump from California’s 2024 presidential primary ballot,” Kounalakis said on December 20. “The constitution is clear: you must be 35 years old and not be an insurrectionist.”

Kounalakis was referring to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

In her response to Kounalakis on December 22, Weber said the 14th Amendment was not something her “office takes lightly and is not as simple as the requirement that a person be at least 35 years old to be president.”


California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Trump is a “threat to our liberties and even to our democracy,” according to a Politico report in December 2023.

“In California, we defeat candidates at the polls,” he said. “Everything else is a political distraction.”

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