Donald Trump’s lawyers will likely appeal the state Supreme Court’s decision and appeal to the federal Supreme Court. However, it is up to its judges to decide whether to hear the case.
The Colorado Supreme Court issued the decision, citing the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which was adopted three years after the end of the Civil War, in 1868. The goal of lawmakers at the time was to prevent people who had committed an insurrection from holding high federal office.
“A majority of the Court holds that, under Article III of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Donald Trump is ineligible to serve as President. Therefore, the Colorado Secretary of State’s inclusion of him as a candidate in the presidential primary would ‘be an unlawful act under election law “, we read the Colorado Supreme Court’s justification.
Removing Trump’s name from the ballot does not mean the former president is doomed to defeat in the Colorado primary. Voters can add the names of candidates not registered on ballots.
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