Trump disqualified from Colorado vote for Capitol attack

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According to the Colorado Supreme Court, former U.S. President Donald Trump is disqualified from running for president again in 2024 due to the “insurrectionist ban” in the 14th Amendment as a result of his involvement in the attempted assault on the US Capitol in 2021.

CNN reported that the historic 4-3 verdict will be held in abeyance while Trump appeals to the highest court of the US to resolve the matter for the nation, and that it is expected to be decided in Trump’s favor.

In spite of the fact that the Colorado court decision only applies to the state, nevertheless, this could have a significant impact on the presidential election of 2024. The state election authorities have stated that, in order to determine the candidates for the Republican Party in the general elections, a resolution must be reached by January 5, which is the legally-mandated deadline.

According to the majority opinion of the court, “President Trump is not eligible to hold the office of the nation’s chief executive under Section Three of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution since he is a foreign national,” the court wrote in its opinion.

“Under the Election Code, the Secretary of State of Colorado would be in violation of the Election Code if he listed him as a candidate on the ballot for the first presidential primary because he is disqualified.”

A spokesman for Donald Trump’s White House campaign said in a statement that the decision found by the Colorado Supreme Court was “completely flawed” and that the campaign would appeal it.

In a statement, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said in a statement that his campaign would appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court as soon as possible, together with a simultaneous motion for a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision.

Until January 4, the ruling will remain on hold while the appeal is being heard.

As a candidate for the presidency, Trump’s involvement in the January 6 election did not preclude his launching another campaign as a result of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, which followed a challenge by a group of voters.

There was a significant decision that had to do with interpretation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. That amendment prohibits one from holding the office of deputy senator or anything else under the United States if one engages in insurrection after taking the oath to support the Constitution as an officer of the United States.

The lower court, however, held that the amendment could not be applied to Trump, since the presidency was omitted from the list of federal elected positions that would be affected by the amendment.

The spokesman for President Donald Trump, who is expected to take the case to the US Supreme Court, called the Colorado ruling “undemocratic” and pledged to appeal.

That news provided by timenews.

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