A Trump spokesman called the court ruling “anti-democratic.”
A spokesman for Trump’s campaign condemned the Colorado court ruling as “deeply anti-democratic.” The spokesperson said they hoped the Supreme Court would “rule in our favor” soon.
On the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative justices form a majority with six to nine seats.
Republican primaries are scheduled to begin in mid-January in Iowa and March 5 in Colorado. The primary winner will face Democratic incumbent Biden in the Nov. 5 presidential election.
Opponents of Trump cite amendments to the US Constitution
In various US states, plaintiffs are currently trying to remove Trump’s name from the ballot for the 2024 presidential election. They cite a section of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. Accordingly, no one would be allowed to run for office at the federal level if they were involved in rebellion or insurrection against the United States. This applies even if he merely supports or encourages the insurgents.
However, the plaintiffs against Trump in Michigan and Minnesota have lost — and appeals are ongoing. To date, no presidential candidate has been disqualified from running in the United States on the basis of the 14th Amendment.
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