Trump and the 14th - hypothetically
Not that I expect this to happen, BUT - should a court decide that Trump cannot hold office under the 14th amendment, does that mean he can't be on a ballot? Should such a ruling happen before the next election, what does the GOP do? Do they keep Trump off primary ballots? If not, there is a strong chance GOP voters nominate him anyway, then what? Does the RNC then pick someone else for the general election? If Trump is still legally allowed to be on the general election ballot and win, yet is not legally allowed to hold office under the 14th, does the VP then become president? Were confederated barred from actually running for office, or were they just not allowed to hold office?