Former President Donald Trump is heading to South Carolina under legal pressure while some groups demand his disqualification from the 2024 ballot in the State Capital.
Here are the details of the news.
Donald Trump Heads To South Carolina Under Pressure
According to the sources, the former President will be in the State’s capital, Columbia, on Saturday, November 25, 2023, to watch the Palmetto Bowl college football match between the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks and Clemson University’s Tigers.
The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET at Williams-Brice Stadium, the home stadium for the college football team South Carolina Gamecocks, representing the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
As per sources, the stadium capacity for Saturday’s game is set at 77,559.
Also, the sources state that the former President will attend South Carolina’s football match at the invitation of Governor Henry McMaster, one of Trump’s biggest supporters and the alumni of South Carolina University.
In a statement, McMaster’s spokesperson, Brandon Charochak, said, “Governor McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Evette look forward to joining President Trump this Saturday to show him first-hand the passion and tradition that makes this rivalry the greatest in college football.”
Being one of the early-voting states, South Carolina is a key battleground for the GOP Presidential candidates. The former President won the State in the 2020 Presidential election by defeating President Joe Biden by 12 points.
As per several poll data, Trump holds a significant lead in the State for the GOP nomination against several Republican candidates, including former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who also served as the former United States ambassador to the United Nations under Trump’s presidency, and is struggling for a second position after the current GOP front-runner.
However, Trump, who is already facing several criminal and civil lawsuits, is still haunted by his legal troubles even in South Carolina.
The Colorado Supreme Court will reportedly hold a trial on a lawsuit filed by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) demanding a ban on Trump from running for the 2024 Presidential race under section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S.Constitution which states a person engaged in insurrection or rebellion after taking an oath of office to protect the Constitution should be prohibited from running for office.
The lawsuit to prevent the former President from appearing on the 2024 ballot in Colorado came for his alleged involvement in igniting the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Recently, Lower Court judge Sarah B. Wallace ruled that Trump will remain on South Carolina’s primary ballot despite his engagement in insurrection as the 14th Amendment does not specifically mention ‘preventing people running for the Presidency.’
The Colorado Supreme Court will hear an appeal on the decision on December 6, 2023.
It now remains to see what the Colorado Supreme Court trials related to Trump’s disqualification bring for him and how the lawsuits affect the former President’s commanding lead in the State.
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