Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2022, 9:53 PM

Trump’s Run Risks ‘Insurrection’ Ballot Contests Over Jan. 6 (1)

Zoe Tillman
Zoe Tillman
Bloomberg News

Donald Trump faces an unprecedented effort to disqualify him from being on the ballot again over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, raising the specter of legal chaos in the 2024 election long before voters go to the polls.

Advocacy groups have vowed to challenge Trump’s third presidential bid in multiple states under a post-Civil War measure that bars individuals from holding office if they pledged to uphold the US Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”

It’s a relatively untested area of law. Conflicting decisions from election officials and state and federal judges ...

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