A certain rotten individual from North Carolina probably isn’t very happy right now. That would be Madison Cawthorn. As Palmer Report has laid out, a group of activists had filed a challenge against Cathorn, seeking his disqualification from the ballot.
In their filing, they argued that Cawthorn had violated a section of the United States Constitution which was ratified after the Civil War to prevent anybody engaged in insurrection from ever seeking political office again.
Cawthorn, in turn, filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the challenge thrown out. It’s a sad day for little Cawthorn. The North Carolina state board of elections has sided with the Democratic activists. They say the lawsuit can not only proceed but that they do have the power to knock Cawthorn off the ballot if they so choose.
The board has recommended Cawthorn’s lawsuit be dismissed. This is terrible news for Cawthorn, who might now have to actually offer testimony to prove he DID NOT engage in insurrection. That’s the way it works in North Carolina. He’s been accused; now he has to show he is innocent.
But he isn’t innocent, which is most likely why Cawthorn desperately wanted to make this filing from the activists go away. That is not going to happen. So will Cawthorn be on the ballot? It’s impossible to say one way or the other right now. But this news is very encouraging for our team.