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Donald Trump Appeals Judge’s Ruling to Remove His Name from Illinois Primary Ballot

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump have appealed a Cook County judge’s decision ordering election officials to remove the Republican’s name from Illinois’ March 19 primary ballot.

The appeal, filed minutes before midnight Thursday, came hours after Judge Tracie Porter issued her decision. She placed a hold on it until Friday to allow the expected appeal.

A group of Illinois voters is trying to remove Trump from the primary ballot over his handling of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The group appealed an election board decision unanimously rejecting its effort. The voters, joined by national voter advocacy group Free Speech for People, argued Trump is ineligible to hold office because they say he encouraged and did little to stop the Capitol riot.

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