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NC Voters Sue to Block Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s Reelection Bid over His Support for Insurrection

HeadlineJan 11, 2022

In North Carolina, a group of voters is challenging the reelection bid of Republican Congressmember Madison Cawthorn, saying his support for rioters who overran the Capitol on January 6 disqualifies him from office. Cawthorn voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory and spoke at the so-called Stop the Steal rally outside the White House last January 6. The 14th Amendment, passed after the Civil War in 1868, bars people from serving in Congress if they’ve engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States or have provided aid or comfort to insurrectionists.

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