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Trump to appeal ruling barring him from Illinois primary ballot over January 6 role

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Trump to appeal ruling barring him from Illinois primary ballot over January 6 role

Judge Tracie Porter sides with voters who sought disqualification but delays ruling from taking effect in light of expected appeal

An Illinois state judge on Wednesday barred Donald Trump from appearing on the Illinois Republican presidential primary ballot because of his role in the attack at the US Capitol on January 6, but she delayed her ruling from taking effect in light of an expected appeal by the former US president.

The Cook county circuit judge Tracie Porter sided with Illinois voters who argued that the former president should be disqualified from the state’s March 19 primary ballot and its 5 November general election ballot for violating the anti-insurrection clause of the US constitution’s 14th amendment.

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