Jan 30, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Biden "fine" with Trump appearing on 2024 ballot

President Joe Biden answers questions while departing the White House on January 30, 2024 in Washington, DC

President Biden answers questions while departing the White House on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Biden said Tuesday that he has no issue with former President Trump appearing on the ballot in 2024.

Why it matters: Trump has faced 14th Amendment challenges to his eligibility in more than 30 states. The GOP presidential frontrunner has been disqualified from appearing on the ballot in Colorado and Maine, pending an appeal before the Supreme Court.

  • The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week over Trump's appeal of the Colorado decision.

Driving the news: "As far as I'm concerned, that's fine," Biden said to reporters as he left the White House on Tuesday, when asked whether Trump should be allowed on the ballot.

Between the lines: There has been some disagreement over who has the authority to remove Trump from the presidential ballot.

  • The Illinois State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to keep Trump on the ballot. The panel unanimously said that it lacked the authority to have the final say.

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