Write-In Republican Presidential Candidate Files Lawsuit to Keep Trump off 2024 Ballot

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Write-In Republican Presidential Candidate Files Lawsuit to Keep Trump of 2024 Ballot

A write-in presidential candidate from Texas filed a lawsuit this week in a sad attempt to try and keep Donald Trump off the 2024 Oklahoma ballot.

John Anthony Castro, who is literally a nobody, mimicked other lawsuits filed by liberal groups to try and stop Trump from becoming the GOP nominee.

As The Washington Times reports, Mr. Castro hopes will force courts in 11 states to consider the substance of the lawsuit — that Mr. Trump committed insurrection in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol and thus cannot hold political office.

Previous attempts to torpedo the Trump campaign had run aground on the matter of standing — courts had ruled that the people bringing the lawsuit were not harmed by the Trump campaign and thus could not bring a lawsuit.

The lawsuit cites Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, saying:

“No person … or elector of President and Vice-President … shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

Local station KJRH reports:

“The write-in candidate John Anthony Castro claims Trump provided aid or comfort to those who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The suit is filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Trump and the Secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board are named.”

“Castro says the 14th Amendment has an implied cause of action for another candidate to get relief if there is a political competitive injury because a candidate engaged in or provided aid or comfort to an insurrection. The relief Castro is seeking — to have Trump off the ballot,” the report continues.

“Castro cites multiple statements and actions by Trump that he believes prove his argument, including on Sept. 29, 2020, when Trump told the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and standby.'”

Section 3 was designed to keep Confederate leaders off the ballot after the Civil War, and has only been used once when Victor Berger of Wisconsin was barred from being seated because he was a socialist in 1919.

Trump’s legal team has until September 27 to respond to the lawsuit.

Meanwhile, another lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), is also trying to keep Trump off the 2024 ballot in Colorado.

“Donald Trump tried to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election,” states the lawsuit filed on Sept. 6.

“Before the election, he made plans to cast doubt on and undermine confidence in our nation’s election infrastructure. After the election, he knowingly sought to subvert our Constitution and system of elections through a sustained campaign of lies.”

Last week, Trump supporters vowed to get him elected by submitting write-in ballots backing him in the 2024 presidential election if he is removed from the ballot under the 14th Amendment.

National File writer, Charles Downs, wrote:

“A lot of Americans will write in Trump if he is illegally removed off the ballot. That being said, it’s more likely than not SCOTUS [Supreme Court of the United States] will block efforts to kick Trump off the ballot. In America the people, not the Deep State, choose the president.”

Trump rejected the claim he is ineligible to run in 2024, writing on Truth Social:

“Almost all legal scholars have voiced opinions that the 14th Amendment has no legal basis or standing relative to the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election.

“It is just another ‘trick’ being used by the Radical Left Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, to again steal an Election that their candidate, the WORST, MOST INCOMPETENT, & MOST CORRUPT President in US history, is incapable of winning in a Free and Fair Election.”

READ: Trump Issues Warning to DC Elites on What Awaits Them When He Becomes President

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