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Efforts mount to keep Trump off 2024 ballot, with new lawsuit from ex-con lawyer

An ex-convict lawyer filed a lawsuit seeking to block former President Donald Trump from appearing on California primary ballots on Monday.

Civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman’s lawsuit echoes attempts to push Trump from the ballot across the country, using the same argument that Trump’s candidacy violates the 14th Amendment clause prohibiting candidates who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”

“There is only one issue that would need to be litigated potentially and that issue is did Trump engage in insurrection or rebellion,” Yagman told the Los Angeles Times. “I think the answer to that question for anyone who has eyesight is that he did.”

The lawsuit specifically targets California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, who oversees the state’s elections.

Weber’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Anders Hagstrom is a reporter with Fox News Digital covering national politics and major breaking news events. Send tips to Anders.Hagstrom@Fox.com, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.

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