Donald Trump is STRIPPED from Illinois Republican primary ballots as judge orders him to be disqualified over his 'role in January 6 riots' - marking third state to try to ban former president --The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the question of whether states can kick Trump off the ballot by using an argument about his alleged Jan. 6 participation | 28 Feb 2024 | An Illinois state judge has kicked former President Donald Trump off the Illinois Republican presidential primary ballot due to his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol riots. Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter ruled in favor of Illinois voters who argued Trump should be disqualified from the state's mid-March primary ballot, as well as the November 5 general election ballot... Porter delayed her ruling from taking effect in light of an unexpected appeal brought by the former president's legal team. "The Illinois State Board of Election shall remove Donald J. Trump from the ballot for the General Primary Election on March 19, 2024, or cause any votes cast for him to be suppressed." With the Wednesday decision, Illinois becomes the third state - after Colorado and Maine - to try to kick Trump off the ballot. Both previous states' decisions were paused pending the appeal of the Colorado case to SCOTUS.

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