“It’s not up to secretaries of state like me to keep Trump off the ballot”

Jocelyn Benson WaPo oped:

Is it up to secretaries of state to determine whether Donald Trump can ever serve in elective office again?

That seems to be the nearly universal view of those who say the former president is disqualified from such service under the 14th Amendment and want state secretaries of state to unilaterally keep him off the ballot.

But that view is misguided. Whether Trump is eligible to run for president again is a decision not for secretaries of state but for the courts.

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