Arizona’s Secretary of State Adrian Fontes has bad news for his fellow Democrats: He is not allowed to keep Donald Trump off the ballot in the 2024 presidential election.
Fontes explained that he lacks the authority to prevent Trump from running for president in his state. There have been suggestions to disqualify the former president from running based on the 14th Amendment, which states that those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government cannot hold office.
Fontes noted that despite the left’s wild claims that Trump incited an alleged “insurrection,” he is unable to take such action due to a prior Arizona Supreme Court ruling.
“Now, the Arizona Supreme Court said that because there’s no statutory process in federal law to enforce Section 3 of the 14th amendment, you can’t enforce it,” Fontes said on “The Gaggle” podcast by The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
“That’s what the Arizona Supreme Court said, so that’s the state of the law in Arizona. Now, do I agree with that? No, that’s stupid,” Fontes continued.
Fontes stipulated that he will follow Arizona’s law.
“What I’m saying is I’m going to follow the law,” Fontes said. “And the law in Arizona is