The Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday Former President Donald Trump cannot run for the White House under the US Constitution’s Sedition Clauseand removed him from the state’s presidential primary ballot, making it the first state to bar him from running for president because of his role in the attack on the Capitol.
The decision was made by a court whose judges were appointed by Democratic governors This is the first time in history that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment has been invoked It disqualifies a presidential nominee and sets the stage for the nation’s highest court to decide whether the Republican presidential nominee can remain in the race.
“We do not reach these conclusions lightly,” the court wrote in a 4-3 ruling. “We know the scale and weight of the questions before us now. Likewise, we know that it is our duty to enforce the law without fear or favour, undaunted by the public’s reaction to the decisions we must make according to the law.
A few minutes after the verdict, the Former President Donald Trump’s team has sent a statement rejecting the decision And ensuring that these are the results of Democrats who “have lost faith in Biden’s failed presidency and are doing everything they can to prevent American voters from removing him from office next November.”
“The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely wrong decision tonight and we will soon be appealing to the US Supreme Court. A simultaneous demand to suspend this profoundly undemocratic decision. “We have every confidence that the Supreme Court of the United States will soon rule in our favor and finally put an end to these anti-American lawsuits,” the statement said.
Colorado’s high court overturned a district judge’s ruling that Trump had incited a riot for his role in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but said the clause was clearly intended not to disqualify him from voting because he did not vote. To hide the presidency.
The The court will stay the effects of its verdict until January 4or until the Federal Supreme Court decides on the case.
If allowed to go into effect, Colorado’s Secretary of State would not be able to place Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot or count his votes.
A lawsuit was filed to block Trump from appearing on the primary ballot in Colorado
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