Trump’s 14th Amendment fight gains ally in Iowa with bill to block ballot bans

A bill filed by Iowa Republican Secretary of State Paul Pate would prevent any legal challenges attempting to remove former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment, handing the former president a victory as he faces those efforts in other states.

Trump won the Iowa caucuses last week and the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. He has faced several lawsuits and challenges to remove him from the ballot under a section of the 14th Amendment disqualifying those who “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office. The decisions to remove him from the ballot in Colorado and Maine are on pause as the Supreme Court reviews the former’s case.

Other states, such as Michigan, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, as
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