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Does the Constitution block Trump from running for president in 2024?

The final results are printed as voting closes out at Kennedy High School in Waterbury on November 8, 2022.
Tyler Russell
Connecticut Public
The final results are printed as voting closes out at Kennedy High School in Waterbury on November 8, 2022.

Can former president Donald Trump legally become president again? According to experts on both sides of the aisle, the answer isn’t exactly clear-cut.

From Colorado to Connecticut, there are efforts right now to bar Trump from the ballot in 2024. The legal argument against his candidacy comes down to one little-known provision in the 14 Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This hour, we'll break down the constitutional case against Trump.

Plus, we’ll check in on voting equipment in Connecticut and look at efforts to give incarcerated people the right to vote.


  • Bruce Ackerman: Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Yale University and the author of the book Revolutionary Constitutions
  • Ariel White: Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT
  • Andrew Brown: Investigative Reporter, Connecticut Mirror

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Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public. She previously worked for The Takeaway from WNYC, in collaboration with GBH and PRX, and Mobituaries with Mo Rocca. She's also reported and edited for the Columbia Journalism Review, PBS NewsHour, Slate, MediaShift, Hearst Connecticut newspapers, and more. Her audio work has appeared on ‎WNYC, WSHU, Marketplace, WBAI, and NPR. She earned her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2017, where she specialized in audio storytelling and narrative writing, and has taught audio storytelling at Columbia Journalism School, UnionDocs, and public libraries.