Trump Wins Major Legal Battle

( – Former President Donald Trump has won a legal battle to have his name on the Colorado 2024 presidential primary ballot, according to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace. The decision came in response to a challenge aiming to disqualify Trump based on the 14th Amendment.

Judge Wallace ordered the Secretary of State to include Donald J. Trump on the ballot, stating, “The court orders the Secretary of State to place Donald J. Trump on the presidential primary ballot when it certifies the ballot on January 5, 2024.”

The legal challenge invoked the Disqualifications Clause of the 14th Amendment, specifically Section 3, which prevents individuals engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States from holding office. The lawsuit focused on Trump’s alleged involvement in the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021.

A watchdog group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and six Colorado voters filed the lawsuit in September, part of a series of legal attempts across the nation to prevent Trump from seeking another term in the White House.

Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Steven Cheung, responded to the ruling, saying, “With this decision, Democrats’ 14th Amendment challenges have now been defeated in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire.” He accused Democrats of attempting to interfere with the election and expressed confidence in Trump’s popularity among voters.

The ruling in Colorado follows a similar decision in Michigan earlier in the week, where a judge ruled that Trump would also appear on the state’s primary ballot. Other challenges in Minnesota and New Hampshire had been previously dismissed by their respective courts.

Notably, Donald Trump is the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges. These charges stem from special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into alleged interference in the 2020 election and the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021.

Trump faces criminal charges in Georgia and New York, as well as from Smith’s separate investigation into the mishandling of classified documents.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

The legal battles surrounding his candidacy and criminal charges add a layer of complexity to the political landscape as the nation approaches the 2024 presidential election.