Colorado Supreme Court to Hear 14th Amendment Appeal to Remove Trump from 2024 Ballot

Democrats in Colorado have been pushing to block President Donald Trump from the ballot for the critical 2024 election.

Last Monday, a state judge decided that Trump had participated in an “insurrection” on January 6, 2021.

The ruling was surprising considering no insurrection has occurred on U.S. soil since the Wilmington Coup D’État of 1898, long before President Trump was born.

In fact, the Wilmington insurrection was led by Democrats.

Nevertheless, despite the illogical ruling, the judge permitted Trump to remain on the ballot for president, as the New York Times reported.

In a case that is being heard all across the country to determine whether or not Trump is eligible to run for office again, the Supreme Court of Colorado decided on Tuesday that it will hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision that allowed Trump to stay on the primary ballot in Colorado.

Plaintiffs asserted, with reference to Trump’s efforts to question the results of the 2020 election, that anyone who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the Constitution after having taken an oath to support it is ineligible to hold public office.

This argument leaned on the third section of the 14th Amendment, which plaintiffs invoked in their argument.

While it is true that the Constitution prohibits those “engaged in insurrection” from running for office, the case rests on the false claims that Trump was ever involved in such a crime.

Judge Sarah B. Wallace came to the conclusion that Trump had participated in an “insurrection” due to his activities both before and during Jan. 6.

However, she did not prevent Trump from continuing to be on the ballot based on her interpretation that the disqualification clause of the 14th Amendment did not apply to the president of the United States.

Trump’s spokesperson, Steven Cheung, issued a statement after Judge Wallace’s order last week.

Cheung referred to the ruling as “another nail in the coffin of the un-American ballot challenges.”

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On Monday evening, the plaintiffs submitted their appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.

The high court agreed to consider the case on a more expedited schedule.

The attorneys representing Trump are required to submit a brief in the matter by the following Monday, and oral arguments are set to begin on December 6th.

Jena Griswold, a Democrat who is now serving as the secretary of state for Colorado, has stated in the past that she will abide by whatever ruling that is in effect on January 5, 2024, which is the day of state’s deadline for certifying candidates on the ballot for the March 5 primary.

Mario Nicolais, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said that the fast pace of the court schedule would, to his mind, indicate that “the Supreme Court has taken this with the seriousness that it requires.”

He also added that his clients “are confident that we will come away from the Colorado Supreme Court with a victory and that he will be barred from being on the ballot.”

Similar petitions regarding Trump’s ballot eligibility were filed all over the country this year.

Some courts turned them down, some have already been tried, and some are still pending, as The Epoch Times reported.

Three different states’ courts have decided on these petitions, and each time they have rejected the petitioners’ arguments.

Trump was allowed to be on the primary ballots in Minnesota, Michigan, and eventually Colorado.

The first federal judge in Florida to turn down a similar case said she didn’t have the power to hear it.

Before that, a court in New Hampshire had also turned down a similar claim, saying that the matter was more political than legal.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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