Former President Donald Trump is coasting to reelection, at least that’s according to the recent spate of polls coming out of key swing states. According to a Morning Consult poll, Trump would beat President Joe Biden anywhere from two-to-fifteen points if the election were held today.
Of course, there is a very long time between Election Day and now. But other polls have shown that Biden’s approval rating has plummeted and in record time. Unsurprisingly, this is happening as most Americans feel that the country is on the wrong track our economy is not working for everyone.
Add to that the very real possibility that a nuclear, third world war is about to erupt.
All under Joe Biden’s watch. Americans are not stupid. They know a bad leader when they see one. And they usually take the opportunity to remove that bad leader, if given the opportunity—even if their other option is a deeply damaged individual politician, like Donald Trump.
Yet, Trump has one, big problem he’s facing: legal troubles. He has been indicted on 91 felony charges, some of which, if he’s found guilty, could undo his entire bid for reelection.
The Fourteenth Amendment Stalking Horse
That’s because if he’s found guilty in either the January 6 insurrection federal case or the Georgia election interference case, Trump might disqualified from ever holding office again under the “Insurrection Clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
What’s more, under the Insurrection Clause, the possibility exists that Trump’s name could be removed from the ballots in key states because of the charges the forty-fifth president faces.
This is the pacing threat to Trump’s political future. One of the many lawsuits that has been filed attempting to disqualify Trump from the ballot has been thrown out.
A New Legal Ruling Should Keep Donald Trump Up At Night
But that’s not the end of the attempts to kick Trump off the ballot and prevent him from holding office. There is a Colorado lawsuit that has been brought by a nonprofit group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, representing six voters—two unaffiliated voters and four Republicans—in which the presiding judge has just recently refused to toss the case out.
These challenges will persist, even if the Colorado case is eventually thrown out.
If Trump is found guilty in either the January 6 case or the Georgia state case over allegations that Trump attempted to unduly influence the 2020 election vote count in the Peach State, it could be argued that he engaged in insurrectionist behavior.
Should that occur, then, Trump might very well be removed from the ballot and/or prevented from assuming power, even if he were to win the 2024 Presidential Election.
Democrats Will Do Anything It Takes
The Fourteenth Amendment challenge to Trump indicates how dedicated to stopping the forty-fifth president from becoming the forty-seventh president. If the polls are to be believed, then Trump will soundly defeat Biden. This is an outcome the Left cannot abide by.
They barely survived Trump’s first four years in office.
They did whatever they had to undermine and defeat him in 2020. The Democratic Party’s powder is empty in 2024.
Unless Biden can reverse the way he’s perceived, or enough independents turn out against the former president, then Trump will defeat Biden.
So, rather than leave things to the voters, the Left appears to have an alternative plan to upset the electorate: have the former president legally disqualified from holding office again.
Trump and his team should pay attention to these challenges because they aren’t going away and they could prevent him from holding office again.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon. He writes opinion pieces for this publication.
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