Will New Hampshire soon remove Trump from the 2024 election ballot?

Concord, New Hampshire - Republicans in New Hampshire have launched an effort to keep Donald Trump off the state's 2024 election ballot, and state officials are giving it some consideration.

Election officials in New Hampshire are reviewing a bid by state Republicans to use the 14th Amendment to ban Donald Trump from the 2024 election ballot.
Election officials in New Hampshire are reviewing a bid by state Republicans to use the 14th Amendment to ban Donald Trump from the 2024 election ballot.  © TASOS KATOPODIS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Is New Hampshire done with Trump?

On Tuesday, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella and Secretary of State David Scanlan released a joint statement on how they are "carefully reviewing the legal issues involved" with "the potential applicability of Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to the upcoming presidential election cycle."

According to Politico, Bryant "Corky" Messner, a Republican who ran for Senate with Trump's endorsement in 2020, has been leading a charge of New Hampshire Republicans that believe the 14th Amendment should disqualify Trump from the upcoming presidential race.

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The amendment includes a provision that bans "those who 'engaged in insurrection' against the United States from holding any civil, military, or elected office." The ban can only be overturned with a two-thirds vote from both the House and the Senate.

Several prominent conservative legal scholars have recently penned op-eds making similar arguments, while critics argue that describing the events surrounding January 6 as an insurrection is still debatable. Trump will has been charged over his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election and will stand trial in March 2024.

On Tuesday evening, Trump shared a video on Truth Social where he pled for the support of New Hampshire voters, promising to "once again fight for New Hampshire like nobody has ever fought before."

He urged MAGA fans in the state to get out in vote in the primary, which he described as "critical."

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