Colorado Secretary of State Moves to Put Trump back on the Ballot

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Donald Trump has now been reinstated to the Colorado presidential ballot subsequent to an appeals court vacating the decision that removed him from office under the ‘insurrection’ clause of the United States Constitution.

The Colorado Republican Party petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review the lower court’s decision disqualifying Trump from the state’s presidential ballot on account of his involvement in the January 6 Capitol disturbance.

Secretary of State for Colorado Jena Griswol declared that Trump will remain temporarily on the ballot that is printed on January 5, barring a Supreme Court decision affirming the lower court’s ruling or declining to hear the appeal in any other way.

A 4-3 decision rendered earlier this month determined that Trump would be excluded from the primary ballot of the state in accordance with a 14th Amendment provision that prohibits individuals from holding office who have ‘engaged in insurrection,’ a provision that has stood for 155 years.

While Colorado’s ten Electoral College votes are improbable to be awarded to the Republican candidate in the general election, and the state’s significance in the GOP primary is not particularly substantial, the ruling may establish a precedent that numerous other states attempt to emulate by eliminating Trump from the ballot.

This story is developing…

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