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The Trump campaign called the court’s decision “wrong” and “undemocratic.”


The Supreme Court of Colorado on Tuesday barred former President Donald Trump from next year’s presidential election due to his actions on January 6, 2021 in the attack on the US Capitol by his supporters.

The decision makes Trump the first president in US history to be deemed ineligible for the White House under a rarely used US constitutional provision that bars officials who have committed “terror or terrorist acts” from holding office.

The court ruled that the US Constitution bars the 2024 Republican presidential candidate from appearing on the ballot because of his role in promoting violence against the US government.

The decision applies to the Republican primary on March 5, but its expiration could also affect Trump’s position in the November 5 election. Nonpartisan US election forecasters see Colorado as a safe Democrat, meaning President Joe Biden could carry the state regardless. about Trump’s future.

The case was brought by a group of voters in Colorado, supported by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who said that Trump should be banned for encouraging his supporters to attack the Capitol in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the transfer of the president. Biden after the 2020 election.

The Trump campaign called the court ruling “wrong” and “undemocratic,” and said it would appeal.

“The Colorado Supreme Court issued a wrongful decision tonight and we will be filing an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and a joint motion to stop this undemocratic decision,” a Trump campaign spokesperson said.

The Trump campaign has criticized the 14th Amendment challenge as an attempt to deny millions of voters the choice they want for the president.

The ruling is a victory for activist groups and anti-Trump voters who have filed several legal challenges to Trump’s election under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was enacted after the Civil War.

The ruling overturns a lower court judge’s decision that found Trump to be sedition by inciting his supporters to violence, but that, as president, Trump was not the “president of the United States” who could be banned under the amendment.

Trump’s lawyer argued that the riots at the Capitol were not serious enough to qualify as treason and that Trump’s speech to supporters in Washington that day was protected by his right to free speech. The lawyer said the courts do not have the power to order Trump’s removal from the ballot.

Attorneys hope to use the case to galvanize efforts to disenfranchise and take the case to the US Supreme Court.

The US Supreme Court’s 6-3 majority disqualifies three Trump appointees.

The Colorado court said the decision was not made until January 4, 2024, to allow for an appeal.

“The court’s decision today confirms what our clients said in this case: that Donald Trump is a separatist who has disqualified himself from office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment based on his January 6 attack on the Capitol, and that Secretary Griswold should not remove him from the primary election of Colorado. It’s not historic and legal, but it’s important to protect the future of democracy in our country,” said CREW President Noah Bookbinder.

(Except for the headline, this article has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregate source.)


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