Former US President Donald Trump won’t appear on the 2024 presidential primary ballot in Colorado State because of his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.
The appeals court sitting in Colorado on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, ruled out Trump from participating in the 2024 presidential primary ballot in Colorado State, a decision which could also see Trump off the November 2024 presidential ballot.
“A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” the Supreme Court ruled.
The court added that: “Because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.“
Court says its decision will take effect on January 4th, 2024 to allow Trump’s side to challenge the ruling.
Donald Trump is accused of involving himself in actions that led to the January 6th, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, contrary to Section 3 of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution.
Section 3 of the 14th amendment, also referred to as the insurrection clause, bars anyone from Congress, the Military, and federal and state offices who once took an oath to uphold the constitution but then “engaged” in “insurrection or rebellion” against it from regaining power as members of Congress and taking over the government they had just rebelled against.
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