America Heavily Divided Over Trump’s Ballot Ban

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A new survey by Marquette University Law School determined that the efforts across different states to have former President Donald Trump removed from the 2024 ballots were divisive among most voters. 

The poll determined that out of all the respondents that had an opinion regarding the Colorado Supreme Court decision to have Trump removed from the ballot under the 14th Amendment there was an even split between those who opposed and supported the decision. 

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in this case earlier this month to determine whether or not Trump should be barred from participating in the presidential election on the grounds of his having supported the Jan 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. However, the justices did not appear to be willing to disqualify the former President from the race.

Out of all the respondents, 31 percent argued that they did not know enough about the case in Colorado to form an opinion. Of those that did have an opinion on the case, 50 percent were in favor of the Supreme Court upholding the decision while the other 50 percent wanted to see the court overturn the previous decision. 

The Supreme Court agreed to look at the case following the December decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to deem Trump ineligible to appear on the state’s primary ballot. 

Sector 3 of the 14th Amendment was originally meant to be a way to bar ex-Confederates from seeking office again following their involvement in the Civil War. However, some have used it as the basis to file lawsuits against Trump in an attempt to block him from returning to the White House. 

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