Fig. 1. Donald Trump booking photograph by Fulton County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office, August 24, 2023, via New York, August 25, 2023, public domain.
The nuances here are important but, it seems to me, outweighed by what seems to me an egregious error:
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that former president Donald Trump can appear on the primary ballot next year but left open the possibility he could be struck from the general election ballot because of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. . . .
In a short court order, Minnesota Chief Justice Natalie E. Hudson said the justices are dismissing the case because the state’s March 5 primary is “an internal party election to serve internal party purposes” that does not provide the final determination of who appears on the ballot for the general election in November 2024.
“And there is no state statute that prohibits a major political party from placing on the presidential nomination primary ballot, or sending delegates to the national convention supporting, a candidate who is ineligible to hold office,” Hudson wrote.
The entire point of a primary election is to determine who will appear on the ballot in the general election. To say this “does not proved the final determination” seems simultaneously absurd and to entirely miss the point.
Patrick Marley, “Trump can appear on 2024 primary ballot in Minnesota, state Supreme Court rules,” Washington Post, November 8, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/11/08/minnesota-supreme-court-2024-ballot-trump/
Kellen Browning, “Uber Reports Record Ridership and Second Straight Quarterly Profit,” New York Times, November 7, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/07/business/uber-quarterly-earnings-profit.html
Bill Peters, “Lyft results beat estimates, execs say big October gains have continued, but shares drop,” MarketWatch, November 8, 2023, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/lyft-results-beat-estimates-execs-say-big-october-gains-have-continued-but-shares-drop-a77444be
Trisha Thadani, “Cruise recalls all its driverless cars after pedestrian hit and dragged,” Washington Post, November 8, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/11/08/cruise-crash-driverless-recall/
- Margaret Hartmann and Nia Prater, “All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-Conspirators,” New York, August 25, 2023, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/trump-mug-shot-gallery.html↩
- Patrick Marley, “Trump can appear on 2024 primary ballot in Minnesota, state Supreme Court rules,” Washington Post, November 8, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/11/08/minnesota-supreme-court-2024-ballot-trump/↩