Trump trumped. Colorado Supreme Court removes Trump from Colorado state's 2024 ballot

Colorado removes Trump from the state's 2024 ballot

In a groundbreaking decision underscoring the issue of criminality, the Colorado Supreme Court declared on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is ineligible to seek the presidency, citing the Constitution’s insurrection clause.

This unprecedented ruling, marking the first instance of a court finding a presidential candidate disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, stems from Trump’s involvement in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The court, composed entirely of justices appointed by Democratic governors, emphasized the disqualification based on Trump’s conduct and the Civil War-era provision. The decision, applicable only within Colorado, awaits finalization until January 4, strategically positioned one day before the deadline for Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold to certify candidates for the state’s March 5 primary.

In an unsigned opinion, the court’s majority asserted, “We conclude that because President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Secretary to list President Trump as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.”

The ruling mandates the exclusion of Trump’s name and the disregard of any write-in votes for him, accentuating the gravity of the legal stance taken against his potential return to the White House.