Colorado GOP’s appeal to U.S. Supreme Court likely guarantees Trump will be on state’s presidential primary ballot

The outcome of the case will have national consequences as Trump’s candidacy has been challenged under the Civil War-era provision, found in the 14th Amendment, in several states. The Colorado Republican Party asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s stunning decision to block Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s Republican presidential primary ballot next year. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is disqualified for running from office and can’t appear on the state’s presidential primary ballot because he violated the so-called “insurrection clause” in the Constitution. The outcome of the case will have national consequences as Trump’s candidacy has been challenged under the Civil War-era provision, which is found in the 14th Amendment, in several states. However, the filing of the appeal may have the effect of ensuring that Trump will be on the GOP presidential primary ballot in Colorado. The Colorado Supreme Court stayed its decision to keep Trump off the March 5 primary ballot until Jan. 4 or until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on any appeal. State law requires the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to set the ballot by Jan. 5, which is next Friday. Ballots are required under federal law to be sent to military and overseas voters by Jan. 20. The high court must accept the ruling before considering arguments. It would be highly unusual for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a ruling in the Colorado case in a matter of days. Legal scholars have urged the court to hear the case given its weighty national implications. ☀️ READ MORE What Colorado’s congressional delegation got done in 2023 — and where members still have more work to do 4:00 AM MST on Dec 28, 2023 3:08 AM MST on Dec 28, 2023 5:51 PM […]

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