The Colorado Supreme Court eliminates Trump from the ballot for ‘insurrection’

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On the basis of a constitutional insurrection provision, the Supreme Court of Colorado has decided that Donald Trump is not permitted to compete for president in the state of Colorado in the upcoming election.

Because Mr. Trump had participated in an uprising over the disturbance that occurred in the United States Capitol nearly three years ago, the court decided, by a vote of 4-3, that he was not allowed to run for office.

It does not prevent Mr. Trump from running for office in the other states, and his team has stated that they will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States.

They stated that the ruling suffered from “completely flawed” components.

All that is mentioned in the ruling is the primary election that will take place in the state on March 5th, which is when Republican voters will choose their favorite candidate for president. But it might have an impact on the main election that will take place in Colorado in November.

It is the very first time that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has ever been used to disqualify a presidential candidate.

The decision that was made on Tuesday is only applicable in the state of Colorado until the following month, when it will be put on hold awaiting an appeal. In the states of New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Michigan, similar efforts to remove Mr. Trump from the ballot ballot have been unsuccessful.

In the opinion that they issued, the justices stated, “We do not come to these conclusions effortlessly.” We are cognizant of the enormity and significance of the questions that are currently in front of us.

“We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach.”

In addition, the same judge from the lower court determined that Mr. Trump had participated in an uprising during the incident that occurred in the United States Capitol. While members of Congress were in the process of confirming President Joe Biden’s election victory on January 6, 2021, his supporters invaded the United States Capitol.

The decision of the Colorado Supreme Court will not become effective until the fourth of January in the year 2024. The deadline for the state to produce its presidential primary ballots has just passed, and that is the eve of the deadline.

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A spokesman for the Trump campaign named Steven Cheung referred to the decision as “completely flawed” and criticized the justices, all of whom were selected by Democratic governors.

“Democrat Party leaders are in a state of paranoia over the growing, dominant lead President Trump has amassed in the polls,” Mr. Cheung stated in a prepared statement.

“They have lost faith in the failed Biden presidency and are now doing everything they can to stop the American voters from throwing them out of office next November.”

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In addition, Mr. Cheung stated that the legal team representing Mr. Trump will “swiftly file an appeal” to the United States Supreme Court, which is dominated by conservatives by a majority of 6 to 3.

For the purpose of commenting on the Colorado verdict, representatives for Mr. Biden’s re-election campaign declined to do so. CBS News, the United States partner of the BBC, was informed by a senior Democrat involved with the campaign that the decision would be beneficial to Democrats since it would lend credibility to their position that the riot in the United States Capitol was an attempt at an insurrection.

According to the source, “the stark differences” between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden would also be highlighted, which would be beneficial for Democrats.

Colorado Supreme Court eliminates Trump

Representative Mike Johnson, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was among the Republican politicians who voiced their disapproval of the decision, describing it as “a thinly veiled partisan attack.”

“Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen registered to vote should not be denied the right to support our former president and the individual who is the leader in every poll of the Republican primary,” stated the president.

During the campaign trail, Mr. Trump’s primary opponents in the Republican Party also voiced their disapproval of the ruling. Vivek Ramaswamy, for example, made a commitment to remove his name from the ballot in the event that Mr. Trump’s candidacy is not reinstated.

For the purpose of commenting on the Colorado verdict, representatives for Mr. Biden’s re-election campaign declined to do so. CBS News, the United States partner of the BBC, was informed by a senior Democrat involved with the campaign that the decision would be beneficial to Democrats since it would lend credibility to their position that the riot in the United States Capitol was an attempt at an insurrection.

According to the source, “the stark differences” between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden would also be highlighted, which would be beneficial for Democrats.

Representative Mike Johnson, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was among the Republican politicians who voiced their disapproval of the decision, describing it as “a thinly veiled partisan attack.”

“Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen registered to vote should not be denied the right to support our former president and the individual who is the leader in every poll of the Republican primary,” stated the president.

During the campaign trail, Mr. Trump’s primary opponents in the Republican Party also voiced their disapproval of the ruling. Vivek Ramaswamy, for example, made a commitment to remove his name from the ballot in the event that Mr. Trump’s candidacy is not reinstated.

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