Trump ‘too extreme’ to be on ballot in Virginia: Top leader

Virginia’s state House Speaker Don Scott, a Democrat and the first black man to have the job, said former President Donald Trump is “too extreme” to be on the commonwealth’s ballot in the November presidential election.

“In my opinion, he should not” be on Virginia’s ballot, Scott told Axios.

His remark comes as two states have moved to prevent Trump from appearing on their respective ballots, with Colorado’s Supreme Court ruling him ineligible and Maine’s secretary of state determining the same. The U.S. Supreme Court has since agreed to hear an appeal to the 14th Amendment insurrection clause argument against Trump’s ballot access.

A similar effort to bar Trump from Virginia’s ballot was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema last month. Several other states have ruled against the attempts
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