Lawrence Caplan has a history of attempted election interference and using failed, dirty political tricks against Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates.
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Democrat Political operative and South Florida Tax Attorney Lawrence Caplan has filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s ability to run for President in 2024, citing the 14th Amendment. Caplan cites Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and is alleging that Trump’s “involvement” in January 6th, 2021 as his logic. It is worth noting that the 14th Amendment’s “disqualification clause” was created in response to the Civil War, and it was only established as a means to bar individuals who joined the Confederacy from ever serving in state or federal office. Caplan’s suit was filed on August 24th, 2023, just one day before President Trump’s arrest in Fulton County, Georgia, and contains a lot of misinformation and several spelling and grammatical errors, including the misspelling of his own address. According to the 14th Amendment, those who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government cannot hold office.
In the lawsuit, Caplan stated,
“The bottom line here is that President Trump both engaged in an insurrection and also gave aid and comfort to other individuals who were engaging in such actions, within the clear meaning of those terms as defined in Section Three of the 14th Amendment. Assuming that the public record to date is accurate, and we have no evidence to the contrary, Trump is no longer eligible to seek the office of the President of the United States, or of any other state of the Union.”
In response to the lawsuit, a spokesperson from President Trump’s campaign said,
“We look forward to its prompt dismissal, to an award of legal sanctions against the plaintiff and to receiving full payment from him of all of our legal fees responding to this meritless, bad faith case.”
Caplan has a history of filing litigation in an attempt to impact American Presidential elections. In 2000, Caplan went to court over Dick Cheney’s last-minute registration as a Wyoming voter when Cheney was on the ballot as George W. Bush’s Vice Presidential pick. Caplan argued that as a longtime Dallas taxpayer and voter, Dick Cheney was ineligible to vote in Wyoming. A Dallas federal judge eventually threw out Caplan’s lawsuit.
Perhaps feeling slighted from his legal defeat, Caplan launched a new initiative in order to influence future presidential elections. After the 2000 Presidential election, he founded an internet based election effort called “Operation Snowbird” in an effort to encourage out of state voters form blue states to vote in Florida as a way to try to get more Democrats elected in Florida. The since-removed website encouraged part-time Florida residents (snowbirds) from traditionally Democrat states such as New York and New Jersey to change their voter registration to Florida in order to entertain Caplan’s theory that the presidential election of 2000 would have been Al Gore’s to win if Snowbird northerners who temporarily reside in Florida would have instead voted in Florida. The Bush/Cheney ticket won the state of Florida in 2000 during the Presidential election by a mere 537 votes. Regarding Operation Snowbird, Caplan previously stated, “If we could get 10,000 votes to switch, it would be worth it”.
Caplan’s current suit is viewed as a long shot by legal analysts, as no precedent has been set for a case of this type. None of the January 6th defendants have been charged with participating in an insurrection, and President Trump has not been convicted of inciting or participating in an insurrection. Caplan’s suit appears to be more of a political stunt and an attempt to get media attention, as opposed to a valid legal challenge.
In addition to his legal work, Caplan also works as the President of the Sequoia Group, which describes itself as a Florida Offshore and Domestic Asset Protection Specialist Company, located in Boca Raton. Sequoia Group lists its specialties as offshore investing and limiting tax liability. Caplan’s history as an attorney appears to be quite limited to offshore trusts. While he is currently licensed to practice law in Florida, he recently lost his license to practice law in California after it was suspended for his failure to pay fees.
Do Caplan’s clients who retain his services for hiding their assets in offshore accounts know that their lawyer was disbarred in California for failing to pay fees? Nowhere on his website does Caplan disclose that he has previously been disbarred, and during their flurry of media coverage following Caplan’s filing of his lawsuit to remove President Trump from the ballot in Florida ahead of the 2024 GOP Primary, the media never once reported that Caplan was previously disbarred.
Outside of his Sequioa Group employment and his long list of TV game show appearances, Caplan retains a limited web presence and limited social media footprint.
Caplan was a Who Wants to Be A Millionaire contestant in 2000, winning $32,000.
WATCH LAWRENCE CAPLAN LOSE ON WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE!
Lawrence also made three appearances on Jeopardy in 1984 under the name Larry Caplan before his streak ended. However, unfortunately for Caplan, he was never given the opportunity to appear in the most coveted TV shows of all, Donald Trump’s Emmy award nominated “The Apprentice”, which could explain why Caplan has such animosity for show host and 45th President of the United States.
And, in case Lawrence Caplan is reading this article, let me take this moment to invite him onto my own show, “Who Wants To Be Loomered”…
Using Section 3 of the 14 Amendment as a potential legal strategy to prevent Donald Trump from seeking the nomination in 2024 has been discussed by numerous Leftist and RINO pundits as a way to spook the American people into not voting for President Trump, and as a way to intimidate GOP voters ahead of the GOP convention in which President Trump is facing a crowded primary full of RINO, GOP establishment career politicians, opportunists, and ingrate grifters who are participating in the persecution of President Trump as he continues to increase his massive lead as the favored GOP candidate. Given the fact that this strategy has been discussed as a threat, but never promoted any actual legal action, it further begs the question as to why a gameshow chasing tax attorney is the person who has decided to file suit against Donald Trump. Election law appears to be substantially outside of Caplan’s area of experience and legal expertise, as his Florida based law firm is solely focused on limiting tax liability for its clients.
Caplan also has a limited history of political contributions, according to the financial transparency site opensecrets.org. No activity has been listed for Caplan since 2011, but all recorded donations have been made to Democrat candidates who ran for office, including former US Senate candidates Bill Nelson and Harry Reid.
While it is certainly odd that a fame hungry tax attorney with limited online activity is the person who is leading the effort in Florida to file frivolous litigation to stop President Trump from being on the ballot in Florida in 2024, it isn’t surprising to see a man who hides money for wealthy clients in offshore accounts as a full time profession using duplicitous tactics to interfere in the 2024 Presidential election. Surely, among helping the rich and famous avoid paying taxes and assisting them in hiding their assets, Lawrence Caplan has also likely become an expert in hiding and misrepresenting his own activity and associations throughout his part time job of pretend, dollar store political strategist.
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