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Madison Cawthorn Should Be Disqualified As Candidate Over Insurrection Support, Voters Tell NC

Madison Cawthorn Should Be Disqualified As Candidate Over Insurrection Support, Voters Tell NC

A group of North Carolina voters is being brought together in their request for the state to recognize Madison Cawthorn as ineligible to remain a candidate for office, due to his open and proud support of the January 6th attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

UNITED STATES – MAY 14: Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is seen in the Capitol Visitor Center before Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., won the election for House Republican Conference chair on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

According to ABC, attorneys have filed a candidacy challenge with the State Board of Elections on behalf of 11 voters, and representing the concerns of many more. The challenge relies on a Constitutional Amendment added post-Civil War, stating that no member of Congress “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the nation and COnstitution.

The challenge is coming through a national election and campaign finance reform group called Free Speech for People, whose attorneys are doing the legwork in the case.

It’s not only the coup-supporting Members of the U.S. House and Senate that the group is going after, though. There’s a loftier goal — disqualification of the ex-president for future roles. They’ve released a series of letters, one for each state, that refer to the same Constitutional clause, and ask that Trump be disqualified from the ballot if he should officially announce candidacy again.

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No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath . . . as an officer of the United States . . .to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

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