The Nation recently published a new article on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and the question of whether or not former president Trump can be disqualified from the ballot. The piece features FSFP President John Bonifaz discussing the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause and the ongoing campaign to pressure chief election officials to abide by the US Constitution and  disqualify Trump from the ballot.

The following is an excerpt from the new article:

“Secretaries of state and chief election officials across the country will have to decide whether or not Donald Trump is eligible to appear on their state ballots for the 2024 Republican presidential primary elections before any conviction can reasonably be achieved in this case,” says Bonifaz. “But it is clear from the historical precedent, legislative history, and text of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment that no criminal conviction whatsoever is necessary to enforce that critical constitutional provision. The vast majority of ex-Confederates disqualified under the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause were never charged with the crime of participating in that rebellion. The evidence is overwhelming that Trump incited, mobilized, and facilitated the January 6th insurrection.”

Free Speech For People and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund sent letters in July to secretaries of state and chief election officials in nine states, urging them to abide by the US Constitution and bar former president Donald Trump from 2024 ballots.

Read the entire article here.

Learn more about the Trump is Disqualified campaign here.