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Trump's name remains on ballot

Two judges toss effort to remove name

OLYMPIA – For the second time in a week, an effort to remove former President Donald J. Trump’s name off of the March 12 primary ballot has been tossed out of court.

Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Bassett refused to hear the case in his court on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Then on Thursday, Jan. 18, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Mary Sue Wilson tossed the challenge.

The lawsuit was filed by eight Kitsap County residents who alleged the former president isn’t eligible to run for federal office, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. Under the amendment, would-be politicians can be bar...


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