Colorado Supreme court to hear Trump ballot challenge

by Jason Collins

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President Trump faces yet another 14th Amendment challenge, this time in Colorado.  

Colorado’s highest court is set to hear another case that attempts to bar President Trump from Colorado’s 2024 ballot. This latest challenge comes after Denver District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace, according to Colorado Newsline, ruled that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits candidates who violate this section from taking office again, does not apply to the presidency.  

However, a group of Colorado voters who have the support of a nonprofit group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics have challenged this ruling, calling it “nonsensical,” according to Colorado Newsline.

According to Reuters, the 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War, and so far, all previous Civil War-era challenges have been dismissed. 

RSBN recently reported that a similar challenge was dismissed in the Eastern District of Washington, which brings the total of these desperate attempts to bar President Trump’s name from the ballot up to six. 

Reuters reported that President Trump’s lawyer, Scott Gessler, told the court in his argument that the Jan. 6 riot was not serious enough to qualify as insurrection and that President Trump did not instigate the riot, saying that his speech was “perfectly consistent with normal patterns of political discourse.”

This challenge is just another example of the election inference that President Trump faces. 

For now, the Colorado court is reviewing the two-hour hearing before making their final decision. Depending on the outcome, the case may be appealed and challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court.           

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