SCOTUS Rules Colorado Can’t Remove Trump from Ballot

( – The US Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump will appear on the Presidential ballot in Colorado. The unanimous decision came after Trump appealed to the nation’s highest court following a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove him from the ballot because he had allegedly committed insurrection and was, therefore, constitutionally barred from holding high office in Washington, DC.

The decision will likely be considered a significant win for Trump, who faced eligibility challenges in several other states. The court ruled that only Congress has the power to remove Mr. Trump from the ballot, but individual states do not.

The former President and current GOP primary frontrunner said the decision was a “big win for America.” Speaking at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Mr. Trump said the ruling would help to bring America together, which it desperately needs. “You can’t take someone out of a race because an opponent would like it that way,” he added.

Colorado’s Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, described the court’s decision as disappointing and stated that Colorado should have the power to “bar oath-breaking insurrections from our ballot.”

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) also criticized the unanimous Supreme Court ruling, saying it had “failed to meet the moment,” but the group added that Trump would still go down in history as an insurrectionist.

Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to bar Trump last year, several other states made similar moves, and with mixed results. In Michigan, state courts struck down an attempt to bar Mr. Trump, saying states do not have that authority. Similarly, in Oregon, Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade said she does not have the power to determine who people may or may not vote for. A judge in Arizona dismissed a lawsuit brought by John Anthony Castro, who argued Trump was ineligible, and in Maine, where Secretary of State Shenna Bellows declared Trump could not stand, her argument will now be rendered invalid by the Supreme Court ruling.

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