27 States Back Trump in Supreme Court Fight, Warn of ‘Chaos’ If Name Removed from Ballot

27 states have thrown their support behind President Donald Trump by urging the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the 45th POTUS on the Colorado Republican presidential ballot.

The states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, warning that failing to keep Trump on the ballots could throw the 2024 presidential election “into chaos.”

The attorneys general of Indiana, West Virginia, and 25 other states, warn the court that the move by the Democrat-controlled Colorado Supreme Court to declare Trump an “insurrectionist” under the 14th Amendment “has vast consequences that reach far beyond Colorado.”

The nation’s highest court will hear arguments on February 8.

The SCOTUS set a January 18 deadline for similar briefs.

The justices issued an administrative stay that orders the Colorado Secretary of State to put the former president’s name on the GOP primary ballot.

Trump’s name must remain on the ballots until at least until the case is decided.

The state court’s ruling is based on the false claim that Trump had engaged in an “insurrection” during the January 6, 2021, protests at the U.S. Capitol.

The 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868 after the Civil War, bars people who “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office.

The states argue that state-imposed restrictions have a national consequence in this instance and the ruling “threatens to throw the 2024 election into chaos.”

“Voters who may wish to cast their ballots for former President Trump cannot know whether he ultimately will be excluded from the ballot in their State or others,” they note.

“They may wonder whether a little non-mutual offensive collateral estoppel is all it takes for former President Trump to be excluded from ballots across the Nation.”

They also argue that the court’s decision on what constitutes an insurrection is “standardless and vague” and denied the 45th president an opportunity for due process, including calling witnesses and the discovery process.

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“The Colorado Supreme Court has cast itself into a ‘political thicket,’ . . . and it is now up to this Court to pull it out,” the.

The states warn that if the Colorado decision is allowed to stand, the confidence in the integrity of the electoral process will be harmed.

“Many Americans will become convinced that a few partisan actors have contrived to take a political decision out of ordinary voters’ hands,” they warn.

The brief also argues for immediate action as the court “should not let the uncertainty persist.”

It warns that additional confusion could build if more states remove Trump from the ballot as the primaries and caucuses near.

“Any damage may already have been done by the time another case raising similar issues makes its way back to this Court,” the states say.

“And the longer litigation over a national candidate’s eligibility persists, the more uncertainty and confusion will spread.

“Voters need an answer in time to judiciously weigh the merits of competing candidates before casting their ballots, not after voting has begun.”

The brief also argues that, if allowed to stand, other potential disqualifications could arise in the future, asking whether a president could be stopped from running for re-election due to a wartime mistake construed as giving “aid or comfort” to enemies.

“The Court should act now to stop all these ‘strange, far-reaching, and injurious results’ from spinning out of control,” the states say.

Finally, the brief argues that the decision for who is qualified to serve as president is up to the voters, not to the courts.

“If the voters find former President Trump qualified, and Congress concurs, then the Constitution does not contemplate a time for the judiciary to second-guess that call. Rather, the Constitution gives Congress the sole and final authority to determine whether the President can continue to serve, as many courts have said.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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