IL Freedom Caucus calls on US Supreme Court to act to halt efforts to deny President Trump ballot access

Springfield, IL – A Cook County Judge has issued a ruling denying President Trump access to the ballot and members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are calling on the United States Supreme Court to take decisive action to reverse this and other state court decisions to kick the 45th President off the ballot.

“The woke left does not like President Trump but disagreeing with someone is not a justification to abuse our legal system and deny a former President access to the ballot. The progressive left loves to talk about ‘threats to our democracy,’ but kicking President Biden’s chief political rival off the ballot is about as undemocratic as it gets.

Circuit Court Judge Tracie R. Porter has turned our justice system into a kangaroo court. This decision is not about justice. It is about politics. The weaponizing of our court system is something that should concern everyone. Is this really where we want to go as a society? Do we really want to live in a world where both parties use the courts to win elections not at the ballot box but in the courtroom?

We urge the United States Supreme Court to act quickly to stop the outrageous abuse of power to keep President Trump off the ballot. The future leaders of our country should be decided by voters not agenda driven, woke, activist judges.”

The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Chris Miller (R-Hindsboro), chairman; Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City), vice-chairman; Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur); Jed Davis (R-Newark) and David Friess (R-Red Bud). The members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are members of the Illinois General Assembly who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes and accountability, and integrity in government.