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Liberal group says GOP primary votes for Ryan Kelley should not be counted.

Former President Donald Trump was impeached for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College votes in his election loss.
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Former President Donald Trump was impeached for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College votes in his election loss.

A progressive group is arguing the US Constitution bars a Michigan Republican candidate who was part of the January 6th uprising from holding the office of governor.

A lawsuit filed in the Michigan Court of Claims says the 14th Amendment makes Republican Ryan Kelley ineligible. The insurrection clause was aimed at rebels who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, but attorney Mark Brewer says it’s still valid.

”Anybody who engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States is ineligible to serve in state and local office.”

The FBI says Kelley was part of the crowd that forced its way into the US Capitol on January 6th He’s been charged in federal court with four misdemeanors.

Brewer – a former state Democratic Party chair -- says votes for Kelley in the August primary should not be counted. The Michigan Republican Party calls the lawsuit an effort to meddle in the GOP primary.