The Colorado Supreme Court has removed Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot. The judge warned of possible consequences.
DENVER – Turmoil abounds in America. After the Colorado Supreme Court’s sensational decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the ballot for the 2024 US election, one of the judges warned of “chaos” in the US.
The court ruled 4-3 that Trump was ineligible to run for president because of the Civil War Clause in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, the outcome of Tuesday’s ruling is currently on hold pending Trump’s appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Three out of four judges in Colorado voted for Trump
The debate over whether Trump should be excluded from the state election has been going on for months. A Colorado court previously ruled that Trump “incited a rebellion” by supporting the storming of the Capitol. Trump has appealed. The former president has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly insisted that the court’s verdict is part of a political witch hunt against him.
Three of the seven Colorado Supreme Court justices held similar views. They believed that the former president did not get a fair trial. Chief Justice Brian D. Boatwright, Judge Maria E. He voted against expelling Trump, as did Bergenkotter and Judge Carlos Samor.
Samur went one step further. According to the portal, he warned Newsweek Facing “confusion” following the verdict. “The decision to exclude former President Donald J. Trump … from the Colorado primary violates the doctrine of due process,” Samour said in his dissenting opinion from the court’s majority.
Trump’s verdict in Colorado will have an impact on US elections
The judge allowed “temporary procedures” for pre-sentence which he said did not give the former president a fair trial. “Because we don’t have the same election laws that we have in other states … it will inevitably disqualify President Trump from the primaries in some states. It threatens chaos in our country,” Samur said. He concludes that this was not “the intention of the framers of the Constitution”.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling applies only to the state, but could have implications for Trump’s Republican front-runner in the 2024 presidential election. Colorado elections officials said they need to resolve the ballot issue by the Jan. 5 deadline for candidates to appear on the primary ballot.
Former Trump lawyer expects clear decision at Supreme Court
Meanwhile, former White House counsel Ty Cobb has commented on the chances of Trump appealing to the Supreme Court. Cobb said Tuesday CNN, the US Supreme Court may rule “9-0” in favor of former President Trump. “I think this case will be resolved quickly. I think it’s 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump,” Cobb said. Adding: “It’s 9-0 because the law is clear.”
“However, the Supreme Court will not hesitate to act quickly on this matter because it knows the stake and the responsibility,” Cobbs continued. “And they can push some of these Colorado dates back as far as they feel compelled or necessary.”
The Colorado court postponed its decision until January 4, giving Trump a chance to first appeal to the Supreme Court. If he does, Trump’s name will automatically remain on the ballot until the nation’s top judges rule on the appeal. (skr)
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