According to the ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court, Donald Trump has been disqualified from the 2024 ballot in first-ever because Trump’s purported involvement in the US Capitol incident on January 6 renders him unable to compete for president in 2024.
According to court records, the Colorado Supreme Court declared that former President Donald Trump is unable to participate in the Republican primary in 2024.
“This appeal from a district court proceeding under the Colorado Election Code, the Supreme Court considers whether former President Donald J. Trump may appear on the Colorado Republican presidential primary ballot in 2024. A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot. The court stays its ruling until January 4, 2024, subject to any further appellate proceedings,” the court stated on Tuesday.
No one who has “engaged in insurrection” or “given aid to enemies thereof” is permitted to hold public office in the United States, according to Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment.
According to the plaintiffs’ allegation, Trump’s purported involvement in the US Capitol incident on January 6 renders him unable to compete for president in 2024. The argument contends that despite Trump’s calls for nonviolent protest, the former president nonetheless assembled the gathering and encouraged them to enter the US Capitol.
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On those grounds, a state court has for the first time decided that Trump ought to be disqualified from the 2024 race.
This decision is crucial, particularly since polls show that Trump is gaining ground and is a serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
Notwithstanding the decision, which may limit Trump’s chances of earning Colorado’s ten Electoral College votes, courts in Minnesota and Michigan have rejected comparable applications challenging Trump’s eligibility. Several states are still embroiled in the legal battle surrounding Trump’s campaign, including Michigan, where an appeal has been filed after a suit was unsuccessful.
Trump’s growing lead in the polls during these legal processes is accompanied by harsh criticism of Joe Biden. Furthermore, there are claims that the accusations made against Trump are part of a political plot by the Biden administration to damage his chances of running for president in the 2024 election. Trump has repeatedly asserted that the present administration is out to destroy him and that it uses political repression to sway the results of the election.
During a rally in Reno, Nevada, while attacking the immigration policies of Joe Biden, Trump vowed the largest deportation in American history if elected.
According to a press statement from Trump’s campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung, the president will appeal a Colorado Supreme Court decision that prevents him from participating in the state’s primary electoral vote.
“The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision tonight and we will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and a concurrent request for a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision,” Cheung said on Tuesday. “We have full confidence that the US Supreme Court will quickly rule in our favor and finally put an end to these unAmerican lawsuits.”