Trump Appeals Decision to Kick Him Off Ballot in Illinois

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Donald Trump, the former President, has now lodged an appeal to reverse a judge’s ruling that disqualified him from the presidential ballot in Illinois.

Following Judge Tracie R. Porter’s decision in Cook County, an appeal was submitted to challenge the ruling that called for Trump’s removal from the ballot, citing his involvement in the events of January 6. Trump filed an appeal requesting the appeals court to overturn and nullify the decision.

Lawyers representing Trump have filed a separate legal request, seeking to delay his removal from the ballot until the appeals court makes a ruling and to prolong the stay on the decision.

“Staying this judgment until the Illinois appellate courts finally decide this case would reduce the great risk of voter confusion and logistical difficulties for election officials. Finally, Candidate notes the need for a very speedy decision on this motion. The Court’s current stay could be interpreted to expire, not withstanding the pending appeal, less than 48 hours from now.” the filing stated.

Following Trump’s filing, Porter has temporarily halted the decision to remove Trump from the ballot while the case progresses through the court system.

The initial ruling from Porter has been criticized by the Trump campaign, who claim it amounts to election interference.

Trump has been disqualified from the ballot in three states: Colorado, Maine, and Illinois. In a recent case, the Supreme Court considered Colorado’s choice to exclude Trump from the ballot.

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