Another effort from the Democrats to remove President Donald Trump from the ballot in Wyoming has been shot down by a county judge, according to reports.
The ruling from Albany County Judge Misha Westby is the latest sign of trouble ahead for the Democrats’ campaign to “save democracy” by tampering with the ballot to limit voter choice.
On Friday, Judge Westby dismissed a lawsuit brought by a retired attorney, Tim Newcomb.
Newcomb sought to remove both Trump and Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) from the ballot.
The judge dismissed the complaint without prejudice, meaning it could be filed again.
Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray, who was the defendant, said he was gratified with the ruling.
“I am extremely pleased with Judge Westby’s decision to dismiss Mr. Newcomb’s outrageously wrong and repugnant lawsuit to remove Donald Trump and Cynthia Lummis from the ballot in Wyoming,” Gray said.
Newcomb claimed that Trump is ineligible to run for president because of the January 6 “insurrection.”
Newcomb also sought to ban Sen. Lummis on the basis that she objected to the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania – which makes her an “insurrectionist,” according to liberals.
Lummis cheered the dismissal of the “frivolous” lawsuit.
“Efforts to remove candidates from the ballot are a direct attack on the freedom of voters to choose their elected officials and undermine the integrity of our elections,” she added.
As Slay News has reported, Jan 6 was not in “insurrection,” despite the Democrats’ best efforts to convince the public otherwise.
Importantly, Trump has not been convicted of insurrection – let alone charged with the crime.
Beyond Trump, Democrats have sought to ban dozens of Republicans from the ballot who simply objected to the election results in 2020.
The Colorado Supreme Court opened up Pandora’s Box in December, ruling that Trump is ineligible to be president under an obscure section of the Fourteenth Amendment dealing with “insurrection.”
“I just hope we get fair treatment,” Trump said at an Iowa rally Friday.
“Because if we don’t, our country’s in big, big trouble.
“Does everybody understand what I’m saying?”
Trump has blasted the ballot removal effort as a desperate attempt to sway the 2024 election in Joe Biden’s favor, as recent polls show Biden losing ground to Trump.
Challenges have been filed in over 30 states.
Former Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who was fired by the state’s voters over her anti-Trump activism, admitted Sunday that Trump’s enemies may be left with no choice but to defeat Trump at the ballot box.
“We’ll see what happens in the courts…in the meantime, and in any case, we have to be prepared to ensure that we can defeat him at the ballot box,” she told Face The Nation.
Wouldn’t that be the “democratic” way to do it?