Colorado Supreme Court Bars Former President Trump From The Ballot

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In a shocking move clearly aimed at rigging the 2024 election, the Colorado Supreme Court has issued a ruling disqualifying former President Donald Trump from the state’s Republican presidential primary ballot. The decision, based on the Constitution’s insurrection clause, asserts that Trump’s conduct surrounding the January 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol renders him ineligible to hold public office.

This landmark ruling, the first of its kind, sets a precedent that could have far-reaching implications. The Colorado Supreme Court’s assertion that Trump is disqualified under the Civil War-era provision raises questions about the application of the insurrection clause to a former president and challenges the democratic principles upon which the nation was founded.

The court’s majority contends that including Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot would be a wrongful act, aligning with Section Three’s disqualification criteria. This decision, while specific to Colorado, sends shockwaves through the nation’s political landscape, with potential consequences for Trump’s candidacy in the upcoming elections, to say nothing of the integrity of the 2024 election as a whole.

This move comes amid a wave of lawsuits challenging Trump’s eligibility filed in over 25 states, and the Colorado case, initiated by six voters, emerges as a significant threat to his 2024 campaign. The court’s decision places Trump’s political future in jeopardy, prompting speculation about the potential ramifications for his candidacy in other states.

Trump, known for his resilience, is expected to appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, setting the stage for a high-stakes legal battle over his right to run for office. As the Colorado Supreme Court pauses its decision until January 4, the day before the state’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold is set to certify candidates for the March 5 primary, the timing adds an extra layer of urgency to the proceedings.

The case hinges on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, a provision designed to prevent those who engaged in insurrection and violated their oath to support the Constitution from holding public office. The Colorado lawsuit, brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of voters, contends that Trump’s actions on January 6 warrant disqualification.

It is, of course, worth noting that Donald Trump actively discouraged people from storming the capitol on January 6. This is clearly a politically motivated decision coming at a time when Donald Trump is dominating the Republican primary and consistently beating his 2020 opponent, President Joe Biden, in a potential rematch.