Trump Can’t Run for President in 2024,

Trump Can’t Run for President in 2024

The Court’s Decision

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump cannot run for president in 2024 because of his involvement in the Capitol riot on January 6th. This historic decision, based on the 14th Amendment, means that Trump will be barred from the presidential primary ballot. The ruling sets the stage for a battle in the nation’s highest court to determine the fate of next year’s election.

Reasoning Behind the Decision

In a 4-3 ruling, the majority of Colorado’s seven justices stated that Trump had engaged in insurrection. They pointed out that Trump had been actively encouraging his supporters to march to the Capitol for several months, falsely claiming that the election had been fraudulent. The justices concluded that Trump’s actions were intentional and aimed at preventing Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election and the peaceful transfer of power.

Implications of the Ruling

As a result of this ruling, the justices determined that Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the 14th Amendment. Therefore, it would be against the Election Code for the Secretary to list Trump as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot. However, the ruling will be stayed until January 4th, pending appeal.

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Opposing Views

Three of the judges dissented from the majority opinion. Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright and Justices Carlos A. Samour Jr. and Maria E. Berkenkotter disagreed with the ruling. Boatright argued that since Trump had not been convicted of any insurrection-related charges, the case should have been dismissed. Samour believed that the majority’s opinion went against the principles of due process.

Background of the Case

This ruling comes after a lengthy legal challenge in Colorado regarding Trump’s eligibility to appear on the ballot. The challenge was based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states that former office-holders who engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the U.S. are ineligible to run for office again if they previously took an oath to support the Constitution.

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