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Colorado Supreme Court rules to block Trump’s name from appearing on primary ballots

Former President Donald Trump Associated Press/Photo by Reba Saldanha, file

Colorado Supreme Court rules to block Trump’s name from appearing on primary ballots

The 4-3 ruling on Tuesday said that former President Donald Trump disqualified himself from becoming president again, per Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That portion of the Constitution says officials who take an oath to support the Constitution and then engage in insurrection are banned from future office without the approval of two-thirds of Congress. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump engaged in an insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, and should not be allowed to run for president.

What happens next? Trump’s attorneys have promised an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court has placed its decision on hold until the nation’s high court has its say. Other state courts are confronting the question of Trump’s 2024 election eligibility regarding the 14th Amendment. Similar lawsuits in Minnesota and New Hampshire were dismissed on procedural grounds. A similar attempt failed in Arizona. Trump is currently the frontrunner among Republican presidential candidates.

Dig deeper: Read Daniel R. Suhr’s column in WORLD Opinions about how Trump’s fitness for office is something for voters to decide.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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