(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday, a civil trial is scheduled to start looking into whether former President Donald Trump should be allowed to be on the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado.
The lawsuit was filed by Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) which is challenging whether Trump is eligible to join in the election given his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. At the time a group of Trump’s supporters had tried to block the certification of the Electoral College in order to stop President Joe Biden from becoming the next U.S. president.
Critics have claimed that Trump’s constant unfounded remarks about the election being fraudulent had motivated his supporters to storm the Capitol. They have further pointed out that Trump’s actions were in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Section 3 which explicitly stated that any federal or state office holder who participates or engages in insurrection would be barred from holding office again.
Trump however has maintained that he committed no wrongdoings in connection to Jan. 6. He has also pleaded not guilty in both the federal and state criminal cases that are connected to his alleged election interference attempts. Trump has stated that all the cases against him are part of a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
Several legal cases have emerged against Trump in connection to his 2024 candidacy and whether he should be barred from being on the ballot because of his actions on Jan. 6. However, even if Trump ends up being removed from the Colorado ballot, that does not necessarily mean he will be blocked from winning back the White House if he becomes the GOP nominee.
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