(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Friday, Judge Sarah Wallace in Colorado found that former President Donald Trump should be allowed to stay on the state’s ballot for the 2024 election, rejecting a lawsuit that had argued that as a result of his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, Trump should be blocked from being on the ballot.
While this ruling marks a victory for Trump, it is likely that the decision is going to be appealed. Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Trump is fighting multiple challenges that relate to a post-Civil War provision included in the 14th Amendment which bars officials who had previously engaged in insurrection from holding public office.
The case was brought by the watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and was the first of these cases to have gone to trial. It also served as a test trial for the efforts to have Trump disqualified from the presidential race.
During the case lawyers for the voters claimed that Trump had engaged in insurrection and that following his 2020 defeat in the presidential election he had called on his supporters to march to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, at the same time that Congress was in session to certify the Electoral College results.
Thousands of people ended up storming into the Capitol, which resulted in lawmakers desperately trying to evict the building, while the U.S. Capitol police had several members that were assaulted. Trump’s lawyers have maintained that there is no connection between the former President and the far-right extremist groups that were involved in the attack.
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