Albany County District Court Judge Misha Westby rejected a motion aiming to exclude President Trump from Wyoming’s 2024 presidential ballot, which falsely cited his ineligibility to serve a second term under the 14th Amendment.
The judge made her decision on Thursday, dismissing the case without prejudice.
Unlike Colorado and Maine, Wyoming protected the treasured right of its citizens to vote. https://t.co/mHqLfrZTsy— Rep. Harriet Hageman (@RepHageman) January 5, 2024
Conservative attorney Harmeet Dhillon shared two court documents related to the ruling on X, commenting, “Not again! Yes, once again…Today, a federal judge in Wyoming rejected yet another 14th Amendment lawsuit. Bye!”
Tim Newcomb, a retired lawyer, initiated the Wyoming case against Trump and Senator Cynthia Lummis, a Republican from the state who withheld recognition of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, on November 1, 2023.
The lawsuit aimed to “preclude the names of Mr. Trump and Ms. Lummis from appearing on Wyoming ballots…and award reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred in prosecuting this action.”
According to polls, Trump is currently the favored choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. However, his exclusion from primary ballots in Colorado and Maine, which both falsely cited the 14th Amendment, has prompted his team to appeal both decisions to the Supreme Court.
Should the Court uphold either decision, it could create significant disruption in the Republican presidential primary campaign, an unprecedented event in modern American history.