(CTN News) – The Minocqua Brewing Company’s owner, Kirk Bangstad, has revealed his Trump intention to submit a petition to the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the Wisconsin presidential ballot.
Bangstad views this filing as the initial step toward barring
The removal of Trump from the state’s ballot is anticipated to result in a legal battle. The petitioner intends to submit the request to the Wisconsin Elections Board in Madison at 1 p.m. on Thursday, with hopes of resolving the matter through the court system.
Interestingly, this announcement follows shortly after the Michigan Supreme Court decided to allow Trump’s inclusion on the 2024 Michigan GOP presidential primary ballot.
Conversely, a ruling in Colorado has determined that should be removed from the ballot in that state.
The former President faced charges of incitement of insurrection for allegedly encouraging his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This event, known as the Capitol insurrection, resulted in deaths and damage to the Capitol building.
During the legal proceedings, the question arose of whether the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause could disqualify Trump from future positions. State election officials were responsible for evaluating this matter.
The insurrection clause was originally included in the 14th Amendment to prevent former Confederates from holding power after the Civil War. It aimed to bar those who participated in rebellion or insurrection against the United States from public office.
In Trump’s case, judges had to assess whether his actions constituted rebellion or insurrection. This involved examining his public statements, speeches, and alleged incitement of violence.
Judges considered the intent and consequences of words and actions, as well as the balance between free speech and potential disqualification based on the insurrection clause.
The outcome of these evaluations varied, with some judges ruling that Trump’s actions did not meet the threshold of rebellion or insurrection.