One federal and one Georgia case accuse the former president of seeking to illegally overturn the 2020 election. Trump holds a commanding lead in polls over his Republican primary rivals, and national surveys show him neck and neck in a general-election showdown with President Biden. AdvertisementAdvocacy groups and individual voters in at least a dozen states have filed or explored filing lawsuits to block Trump from state ballots next year. Critics also say democracy would be better served by defeating Trump in 2024 at the ballot box, not in court. Chris Ager, chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, said the party would intervene in any effort to keep Trump or other Republicans off the ballot in his state.