In a surprising turn of events, former Obama adviser David Axelrod has spoken out against efforts to block former President Donald Trump from the ballot in the 2024 election. Axelrod, who appeared on CNN, seemed to be acknowledging the absurdity of the situation. After all, it has been three years since Trump left the Capitol under a cloud of alleged misconduct, including the false claim that the election was stolen from him. And yet, here we are, still discussing his eligibility to run for office.
Axelrod recognized the potential impact of a decision that would remove the front-running Republican candidate from the ballot. Such a move would undoubtedly create chaos and a strong reaction from the American people. And while Axelrod claimed not to be an apologist for Trump, he did express concern about the cynicism that already exists towards our institutions. Removing Trump from the ballot could be viewed as a subversion and would only serve to exacerbate the problem.
'It Will Create A Huge Reaction': David Axelrod Warns Against Removing Trump From Ballot https://t.co/6GbDVYoTnp
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It’s worth noting that legal experts have predicted that the Supreme Court will overturn the ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, which disqualified Trump from appearing on the ballot. This would be a welcome outcome, as it would ensure that the decision is not left in the hands of a few judges who may be influenced by their own biases. The American people deserve the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate without interference.
Of course, none of this is happening in a vacuum. Trump is currently facing a trial in Washington, D.C., where he has been indicted on four counts relating to his efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election. While he has not been charged with insurrection, the mere fact that he is facing legal action can be used by his opponents to argue for his disqualification from future elections.
In the end, it is important to remember that our democracy is built on the strength of its institutions. While there is certainly room for debate and disagreement, removing a candidate from the ballot should not be taken lightly. The American people should have the final say in choosing their leaders, and attempts to prevent them from doing so only serve to undermine the very foundations of our democratic system.