The Hawaii legislature is considering a bill preventing President Trump from appearing on the ballots.
Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads is responsible for introducing the bill.
This bill, like many others that have appeared in other States, seeks to target President Trump’s alleged involvement in the supposed insurrection on Jan. 6.
Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii looks to ban Donald Trump from the state's 2024 primary election ballot https://t.co/diL8nRfV1J
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 26, 2024
The folks at Fox News share more on the story:
A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday.
Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to “specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii; or another constitutional or statutory provision.”
The bill does not explicitly name Trump, but Maine’s Democratic Secretary of State and Colorado’s Supreme Court cited the insurrection clause in barring Trump from their state ballots.
The Hawaii proposal also aims to “prohibit electors of presidential and vice presidential candidates from voting for any presidential or vice presidential nominee who has been disqualified pursuant to Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as determined by any federal court, or as determined by the state supreme court in an election contest” and also “seeks to stop those disqualified by a court based on the constitutional amendment from appearing on party ballots for presidential and vice-presidential nominees.”
Democrats are scared of President Trump running in the 2024 election.
It is obvious to them now that Biden stands little chance against President Trump.
🚨 JUST IN: Hawaii Democrats have introduced legislation to keep President Trump OFF the ballot for the 2024 election
Are they afraid Hawaii is going to FLIP from blue to RED after Biden ABANDONED the people of Maui after the fires?
Or maybe they're afraid Trump will expose the… pic.twitter.com/SUmL55QVW6
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) January 23, 2024
Hawaii trying to keep President Trump off the ballot. What have the democrats done for the fire victims? https://t.co/PwgDIUkK0h
— Shoegal8720 (@shoegal8720) January 23, 2024
The Washington Examiner shares more on the story:
The legislation would also bar state electors from voting for a nominee deemed disqualified under the 14th Amendment.
“The legislature finds that citizens of this State have the right to expect that public servants be people of integrity, and not people who have committed actions that threaten democracy or undermine the vote of the people,” the bill reads.
Maine’s and Colorado’s decisions to remove Trump from the primary ballot were stayed pending appeal to the Supreme Court, which is set to hear oral arguments for the Colorado case on Feb. 8, less than a month from Super Tuesday on March 5.Advertisement
While Trump continues to face ballot challenges, he has not legally been found guilty of inciting an insurrection.
Notice how no court of law has claimed that President Trump committed anything like treason or inciting an insurrection?
It’s because he didn’t.
And there is no proof that he did.
Democrats are grasping at straws and know that Biden’s time in the White House is limited.