U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie speaking with attendees at the 2018 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia. Credit: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

On Friday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) issued a veiled threat to states considering the disqualification of former President Donald Trump from the Republican primary ballot.

“Maine, Colorado, and other states that might try to bureaucratically deny ballot access to any Republican nominee should remember the US House of Representatives is the ultimate arbiter of whether to certify electors from those states,” Massie wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Massie’s threat seems to suggest that any state that excludes Trump from its respective ballot could face severe consequences, including having their state’s chosen Electoral College representatives potentially excluded from the final electoral vote count. Hypothetically, this could mean that if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upholds the Colorado supreme court’s disqualification of the former president, the Centennial State’s 10 Electoral College members may not be certified by the full House of Representatives — […]

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