Trump Removed From Colorado Presidential Ballot

( – The Colorado Supreme Court has said that former President Trump can’t be on the state’s ballots in 2024. This decision is because of what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. It’s based on the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

On Tuesday, the court voted 4-3 to disqualify Trump, but it won’t happen right away. They’re waiting until January 4 because there might be appeals. Three judges didn’t agree with the decision.

The court’s majority wrote, “We do not reach these conclusions lightly. We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before 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.”

At a speech in Iowa, Trump didn’t talk about the Colorado decision but said, “crooked Joe Biden and the far-Left lunatics are desperate to stop us by any means necessary.” He thinks Biden is a threat to democracy.

A person from Trump’s campaign said they would appeal the decision. They believe the Colorado court, made up of all Democrats, ruled against Trump to help Biden. They also mentioned concerns about losing in the upcoming election.

Before, a judge in Colorado allowed Trump to stay on the ballot but said he was part of the Capitol riot. Trump’s campaign disagrees with the latest decision and plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Secretary of State in Colorado, Jena Griswold, said she would follow the court’s guidance. She wrote, “The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump is barred from the Colorado ballot for inciting the January 6 insurrection and attempting to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.”

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that someone who engaged in rebellion against the government can’t hold certain offices. It allows Congress to remove this restriction with a two-thirds vote.

Similar cases about Trump being on the ballot are happening in 13 states, including Texas, Nevada, and Wisconsin. In 2020, Biden won Colorado by 13.5 points.