This is unfathomable!
In a significant decision, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled against allowing former President Trump to be included on the state’s 2024 ballots. The court invoked the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as the basis for disqualifying Trump, citing his alleged involvement in the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. The 4-3 ruling, issued on Tuesday, will be in effect until January 4, pending likely appeals, with three justices on the Colorado Supreme Court expressing dissent.
The majority opinion emphasized the gravity of the matter, stating that the decision was not made lightly. It highlighted the court’s commitment to applying the law impartially, regardless of public sentiment. Despite this ruling, Trump did not address the decision during a speech in Waterloo, Iowa, where he focused on accusing President Biden and the “far-Left lunatics” of attempting to thwart his political ambitions through unconstitutional means.
The Trump campaign, represented by spokesman Steven Cheung, promptly announced plans to file an appeal, criticizing the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision as flawed. Cheung accused the court of aligning with a left-wing group’s agenda and undermining the rights of Colorado voters. He asserted the campaign’s confidence in securing a favorable outcome in the United States Supreme Court, which they intend to approach swiftly.
This legal battle follows a prior ruling by Colorado District Judge Sarah B. Wallace, who allowed Trump to remain on the ballot but acknowledged his involvement in the Capitol riot as constituting “insurrection.” Similar disqualification lawsuits involving Trump are currently pending in 13 states, including Texas, Nevada, and Wisconsin. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold pledged to adhere to court guidance on the matter, emphasizing the potential impact of the decision on Trump’s eligibility for the 2024 ballot in the state. Notably, Biden secured a 13.5-point victory in Colorado during the 2020 election.