California’s Democrat Secretary of State, Shirley Weber, has chosen to keep President Trump on the presidential primary ballot.
Despite pressure from various Democrats, including California’s Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Weber has officially approved the list of candidates for the state’s GOP presidential primary, explicitly including President Trump.
This decision follows demands for Trump’s removal based on the false accusations that he violated the “insurrection clause” of the U.S. Constitution.
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In a letter directed to Secretary Weber, Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis cited the recent ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court in Anderson v. Griswold, which declared Trump ineligible for Colorado’s ballot, citing his involvement in instigating the January 6, 2021, “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump has not been charged with being involved in an insurrection or rebellion against the United States.
Americans now know that there was no insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. The surveillance footage from that day presents clear evidence that it was an inside job, set up by the FBI to entrap innocent patriots who were there to peacefully protest the rigged and stolen 2020 election.
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All voters have the right to elect anyone they deem fit for public office.
Under no circumstances can choices be imposed upon them and any attempt to do so is blatant election interference.
Highlighting the significance of the decision, Weber expressed in her statements last week that the act of removing a candidate from the ballot “is not something my office takes lightly.”
In response to Kounalakis’ letter, Weber wrote, “Removing a candidate from the ballot under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment is not something my office takes lightly and is not as simple as the requirement that a person be at least 35 years old to be president.”
Weber added, “I am guided by my commitment to follow the rule of law. Our commitment to and respect for the rule of law has, and will continue to guide, our course in this matter. Adherence to this fundamental principle — so essential in our democracy — even in the face of public pressure, will help inspire confidence in our elections and our election processes.”
The finalized lineup of candidates for the March primary in California was officially submitted on December 28.