Democrats Successfully Destroy Trump’s 2024 Run?

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

( – On Tuesday, the highest court in Colorado decided that former President Donald Trump, who is the frontrunner of the Republican primary race, was not allowed on the state’s primary ballot because of the 14th Amendment. In a 4-3 rule the state’s court was the first court in the country to block Trump from participating in the state’s ballot over his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. 

The court has placed a hold on its ruling until Jan. 4, allowing Trump to call for the United States Supreme Court to review the case. Trump’s spokesperson was quick to point out that Trump would be doing so, and that until then Trump could continue being on the ballot. 

This is an important legal blow for Trump as it is the first time that a court in the country has affirmed that following the 2020 presidential elections, his calls for his voters to march to the Capitol, as well as his allegations of election fraud had 

The court put its ruling on hold until Jan. 4, so Trump can first seek review from the  U.S. Supreme Court. This meant that he could not hold office in the country under the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment. 

The state justices found that the president’s office is also covered by the insurrection clause, which stated that a member of government who had taken an oath to support the U.S. Constitution and had engaged in insurrection was not allowed to hold office again. Previously the district course had found that President Biden was not covered under this clause. 

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