Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano is constitutionally disqualified from holding office

Opinion May 24, 2022 News
Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano is constitutionally disqualified from holding office

From AlterNet | Opinion by Brandon Gage

The Republican nominee for the governorship of Pennsylvania, State Senator Doug Mastriano, was an active participant in the January 6th, 2021 Capitol insurrection. Having received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, Mastriano cruised to victory in last week's GOP primary, setting up a November showdown with State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic Party's liberal candidate.

Legal experts, however, are demanding that Mastriano be removed from the ballot, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution which forbids individuals who try to overthrow the federal government from holding elected office.

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