Secretary Galvin: Bar Trump from the Ballot in Massachusetts
On January 6, 2021, former President Donald Trump incited hundreds of violent insurrectionists to storm the Capitol in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. As a result, five people died and more than 140 officers were injured in a seditious attack that shook our democracy to its core.
Trump is preparing to run for president again in 2024. However, due to his incitement of the January 6th insurrection, Trump is constitutionally ineligible for any future run for office.
Enacted in the wake of the Civil War, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualifies from public office any individual who has taken an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and then engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or gives aid or comfort to those who have.
Donald Trump’s incitement of the insurrection designed to prevent the certification of democratic election results makes him disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from holding any future public office.
Applying the rule of law requires us to hold our elected officials accountable to the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause. Secretary of State William Galvin has a responsibility to bar Trump from any future ballot.
Sign if you agree: Secretary Galvin must abide by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and bar Trump from appearing on any future ballot.