Trump Wins Again

( – In a striking victory for the principles of democracy and due process, Former President Donald Trump achieved yet another decisive win ahead of the 2024 election.

Thurston County, Washington’s Superior Court Judge Mary Sue Wilson upheld the inclusion of former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary and general election ballots, effectively dismissing a challenge against his eligibility.

This challenge, raised by a group of Washington residents, sought to leverage the 14th Amendment to question Trump’s right to stand in the election, citing his alleged involvement in the events of January 6, 2021.

Judge Wilson, in her decisive ruling, affirmed that Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, had adhered to his official responsibilities in preparing the candidate lists.

This decision aligns with the Republican belief in upholding the legal processes and respecting the choices of political parties. Hobbs himself expressed gratitude for the recognition of his office’s compliance with state laws in managing the presidential primary.

This ruling was met with enthusiasm from State Rep. Jim Walsh, chair of the Washington State Republican Party. Walsh, highlighting the broader implications of this decision, emphasized its significance not just for Trump, but for the sanctity of the democratic process, a sentiment echoed by many Republicans who view these challenges as attempts to sidestep the will of the voters.

This challenge in Washington is part of a wider, national effort by some groups to disqualify Trump from the ballot, citing his alleged role in the Capitol riots. However, most of these attempts have not been successful, indicating a respect for electoral processes and legal precedents across various states.

Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider an appeal from Colorado regarding Trump’s ballot eligibility, a case that could set a significant precedent.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to demonstrate strong support within the Republican base, as evidenced by his commanding lead in the Iowa caucuses and substantial support in national and state-level polls. His lead in New Hampshire, a critical primary state, is particularly noteworthy, with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley trailing behind but narrowing the gap.