On Tuesday, the Illinois elections board voted to keep former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary ballot.
The eight-member state board, which includes four Republicans and four Democrats, made the decision in a unanimous vote. The former president’s status in the Prairie State’s primary, which is scheduled for March 19, was unclear after a group of voters sought to keep his name off the ballot, citing the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection” clause.
Republican board member Catherine S. McCrory made a statement before her vote, clarifying her belief that an “insurrection” took place during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “There is no doubt in my mind that [Trump] manipulated, instigated, aided and abetted an insurrection on Jan. 6,” McCrory said. “However, having said that, it is not my place to rule on that today.”
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a similar case from Colorado early next month.
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