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Could a 'treason clause' kick Trump off the ballot?

Could a 'treason clause' kick Trump off the ballot?

By Global

The 14th Amendment is not something anyone has discussed much since the 1800s.

But right now it's the talk of the town.

It includes a post-civil war clause that bars anyone from holding public office if they've engaged in an insurrection or rebellion.

Right now, there are lawyers, academics and die-hard constitutionalists who are working out if there's a legal channel to remove Trump's name from any electoral ballot on the grounds he tried to overturn democracy on January 6th 2020. We speak to a Watergate special prosecutor about what could happen. And we look at the Republican move to launch an impeachment enquiry into Joe Biden. Do they have evidence of wrong doing?

Editor: Gabriel Radus

Social Editor: Georgia Foxwell

Planning Producer: Alex Barnett

Video Producer: Will Gibson-Smith

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