Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Supreme Court has ruled that President Donald Trump is “disqualified” from appearing on the state’s 2024 Republican primary election ballot.
In its ruling, the Democrat justices on Colorado’s highest court cited false claims about Trump related to Jan. 6.
The court claims that the 45th president is disqualified because he allegedly engaged in an “insurrection” by stoking the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
However, there was no “insurrection” at the Capitol, and claims that Trump “incited a riot” that day have been widely debunked.
The Democrats and their corporate media allies have repeatedly pushed the “insurrection” narrative due to the clause in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
There are very few limits placed on who can run for president, but Section 3 of the 14th Amendment states that a person who has “engaged in insurrection” is constitutionally prohibited from running.
The Democrats’ entire agenda behind the false Jan. 6 narrative revolves around the 14th Amendment.
It is the first time a state court has found the Republican frontrunner should be barred from the ballot because of the constitutional provision.
The decision from the Colorado Supreme Court, whose justices were all appointed by Democrat governors, also marks the first time in history that this particular clause of the 14th Amendment has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate.
It is likely to set up a showdown in the US Supreme Court which will have to decide whether Trump can remain in the race.
Trump’s campaign said it would appeal the 4-3 ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“A majority of the court holds that Trump is disqualified from holding the office of president under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment,” the court wrote.
“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.”
They added that “we do not reach these conclusions lightly.”
“We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us,’’ the court wrote.
‘‘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.”
The court overturned a ruling from a district court judge who found that Trump “incited an insurrection.”
But the court also said the 45th president could not be barred from the ballot because it was unclear that the provision was intended to cover the presidency.
The state’s Supreme Court ruling applies only to its March 5 Republican primary, but would likely also affect Trump’s status for the general election.
The ruling will not take effect until Jan 4, to allow for appeals.
Trump’s spokesman Steven Cheung said the campaign will appeal the “flawed” and “undemocratic” ruling.
“Unsurprisingly, the all-Democrat appointed Colorado Supreme Court has ruled against President Trump, supporting a Soros-funded, left-wing group’s scheme to interfere in an election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden by removing President Trump’s name from the ballot and eliminating the rights of Colorado voters to vote for the candidate of their choice,” Cheung said.
“We have full confidence that the US Supreme Court will quickly rule in our favor and finally put an end to these un-American lawsuits.”
Vivek Ramaswamy, who is running for the 2024 nomination and has at times allied himself with Trump during his insurgent campaign, called it an “election interference tactic to silence political opponents.”
Ramaswamy has threatened to withdraw his candidacy in Colorado and called on his fellow GOP candidates to do the same.
“This is what an actual attack on democracy looks like,” he said in a statement.
The US Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority includes three Trump appointees.
Similar lawsuits in Minnesota and New Hampshire were dismissed on procedural grounds.
Meanwhile, a judge in Michigan ruled last month that the issue was political and not for him to decide, and an appeals court affirmed the decision not to disqualify him.
The case was brought by a group of Colorado voters who were aided by the George Soros-funded group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew).
They argue that Trump should be disqualified due to false claims that he allegedly “incited” his supporters to “attack” the Capitol.
Noah Bookbinder, the president of Crew, said Tuesday’s ruling “is not only historic and justified but is necessary to protect the future of democracy in our country.”