Defense groups and critics of former President Donald Trump are trying to remove him from the 2024 election race based on the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The text says that public servants who “engaged in insurrections” are disqualified from serving again.
Two states – Colorado and Maine – have ruled that this ban applies to Trump, due to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election and his role in the January 6, 2021, invasion of the Capitol.
Both states removed him from the Republican primary elections, although those decisions were stayed upon appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Colorado case in early February.
But attempts to stop Trump from voting failed in several other key states, where lawsuits were dismissed on procedural grounds and stopped short of addressing questions about Trump's actions on Jan. 6.
This includes Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, Arizona and other places.
Each state has a different jurisdiction to investigate these cases. Some begin in state courts, while others are administered first by state election officials, such as a secretary of state.
A CNN is tracking key decisions about Trump's eligibility. Most of the major challenges were initiated by advocacy groups with the support of experienced constitutional scholars.
There is also a spate of smaller lawsuits, often filed by individuals without lawyers, or who lack standing, or who have filed suits in courts without jurisdiction. A CNN is not tracking these cases.
Here are the main electoral challenges for Trump in the United States:
Source: CNN Brasil
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