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Federal Judge Dismisses Attempt to Bar Trump from Ballot in New Mexico

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2024
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A federal judge has dismissed an attempt to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential primary ballot in New Mexico, the latest 14th Amendment effort to fail.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Garcia dismissed the case in a Jan. 12 judgment in a lawsuit filed by 2024 Republican presidential candidate John Anthony Castro that seeks to block the 45th president from appearing on the New Mexico ballot on grounds that he engaged in an “insurrection.”

Mr. Castro’s lawsuit in New Mexico was one of many he filed in other states,...

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