Colorado Supreme Court Bars Trump From 2024 Ballot: 14th Amendment


In a surprising twist, the Colorado Supreme Court just made a big call that could shake up the whole country. And it involves none other than former President Donald Trump. They voted 4-3, saying Trump can’t be on Colorado’s Republican primary ballot in 2024. Why? They say it’s because of his supposed role in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

It isn’t your usual courtroom drama; it’s a high-stakes showdown, putting Colorado in the spotlight as a potential game-changer for Trump’s political future. The Colorado Supreme Court, with all seven justices picked by Populists. Agreed that what Trump did on that January day qualifies as an insurrection. Curiously, they’re using Section 3 of the 14th Amendment section 3 – the “revolt clause.” To keep a presidential nominee off the ballot for the first time.

Now, it’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in. A 4-3 vote isn’t a clear win. And time is working out with Colorado’s January 5 time limit to lock in the primary ballot. If the U.S. The Supreme Court goes along with this decision. It might set a model impact on other states, making Colorado a make-or-break factor in Trump’s 2024 plans.

It isn’t just a legal clash; it’s a clash that could reshape how the law and polls collide. Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Steven Cheung, didn’t mince words, calling the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling “fully flawed” and promising to take it up with the highest court in the land.

Some justices who disagreed with the majority are worried about how fast this case is moving. Chief Justice Brian Boatright argued that Colorado’s election rules must be set up to deal with revolt claims. Pointing out the lack of clear steps for such a harsh legal fight.

It’s not just about Trump’s name on Colorado’s primary ballot; it’s about the ability impact rippling out. Colorado, not usually a political hotspot, is suddenly in the spotlight, and the effects of this legal bombshell could stretch beyond state lines.

Sure, Trump was disqualified and didn’t win Colorado in 2020 by a long shot. But now, this ruling makes the state a key battleground in a legal war that might reshape the political scene, setting the tone for similar challenges across the nation.

Enter the 14th Amendment – a law cooked up after the Civil War – taking center stage in today’s political theater. Section 3, the “insurrection clause,” is now in play as the Colorado Supreme Court says it applies even to ex-presidents. The debate over whether Trump’s Colorado moves count as an insurrection and if the 14th Amendment reaches former leaders adds a layer of complexity to this legal drama.

The country is on edge as the Colorado Supreme Court hits the pause button until January 4. Will the U.S. Supreme Court back this groundbreaking decision, or will they toss it out? The outcome could reshape more than just Trump’s political plans; it might change how we read a constitutional amendment written over a hundred years ago.

In this legal storm, Trump’s campaign and the Colorado GOP are gearing up for a fight. The stakes are high, the arguments are tangled, and time is ticking away. It’s a legal showdown that doesn’t stick to Colorado’s borders – it’s capturing the attention of a nation eager to see if the 14th Amendment will be a game-changer in Trump’s political journey.

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