President Donald Trump’s name has been included on the 2024 ballots in Colorado as they were certified, Secretary of State Jena Griswold has confirmed.
Griswold announced on Friday that she had certified the statewide Republican and Democrat ballots for the 2024 presidential primary election.
“Colorado’s 2024 Presidential primary ballot is certified,” said a statement from Griswold, a Democrat.
“The United States Supreme Court has accepted the case, and Donald Trump will appear on the ballot as a result.”
Colorado voters who are affiliated with a major party, Republican or Democrat, by February 12 will receive a ballot only from the party with which they are affiliated.
All Unaffiliated voters will receive a ballot for each party but they can only vote on one ballot for it to be counted.
This comes after the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a politically explosive decision from Colorado’s top court.
Democrat justices on the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is “ineligible” for the presidency and would leave him off the state’s primary ballot.
The high court based the ruling on false claims that Trump “engaged in insurrection” related to Jan. 6.
The move stepped into a high-stakes legal showdown that could have major ramifications for the 2024 presidential election.
The court set a swift schedule for filings from the parties in the appeal brought by Trump and said in a brief order that arguments will be held on Feb. 8.
A decision could come quickly after arguments, since Super Tuesday, when Colorado and more than a dozen states will hold their primaries or caucuses, is scheduled for March 5.
At the center of the dispute is the Constitution’s so-called insurrection clause in the 14th Amendment.
The clause is a Civil War-era provision that bars a person who has sworn an oath to defend the Constitution and then engages in insurrection from holding public office.
However, no “insurrection” took place on January 6, 2021, and President Trump has never been convicted of any such crimes.
The Colorado Supreme Court concluded in aon December 19 that Trump is disqualified from serving as president.
The court cited his alleged conduct related to the
They barred him from being listed on the state’s primary ballot.
But the state’s high court paused its decision to allow the 45th president and the Colorado GOP.