Washington judge rules that Trump will remain on state ballot

A Washington state judge ruled that former President Donald Trump will stay on the state’s primary ballot. The news comes amid a multistate effort to remove him over his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Mary Sue Wilson rejected the request from eight voters that Trump not be allowed on the ballot because he was ineligible for office due to his role in the Jan. 6 riot. 

Wilson said Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, “acted consistent with his duties” when making the candidate lists based on the parties’ submissions, and state law requires any challenge to the candidate list to occur within two days of the list’s publication. 

“The court determines that the secretary of state acted consistent with his duties,” Wilson said in the ruling. “An order
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