BREAKING: Judge orders President Trump removed from ballot in Illinois – EVOL

On Wednesday, an Illinois judge ruled to have former President Donald J. Trump removed from the state’s ballot. The decision was made based on the “invasion clause” in the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Cook County Judge Tracie Porter put the ruling on hold so Trump can appeal, according to WBEZ Chicago, which means Trump will remain on the ballot until further notice.

In her ruling, Judge Porter said that she knows her “decision could not be the ultimate outcome.”

The ruling comes just before the state’s primary election on March 19.

“[Porter] has reviewed the extensive body of evidence and determined that he’s disqualified from the presidency. That is a critical decision that is adding to decisions in Colorado and Maine on this point,” attorney Caryn Lederer, representing the objectors to Trump said.

“What we think is incredibly important about this decision — and one thing that makes it potentially distinct from the United States Supreme Court’s review — is that Judge Porter really engaged with the evidence that was presented to her and that was before the electoral board to render a decision about what happened on Jan. 6 and President Trump’s involvement,” she added.

Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for the Trump



Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter