The left’s attempts to disqualify its leading political opponent, former President Donald Trump, from reaching the White House in 2025 have been thwarted once again, with a judge in Colorado ruling that the former president will remain on The Centennial State’s 2024 GOP primary ballot.
U.S. District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace recently ruled that Trump will remain on Colorado’s primary ballot for the 2024 presidential election, despite arguments posed by radical leftists that the former president should be barred from seeking public office because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests.
🚨🚨BREAKING: A Denver Judge has just cleared President Trump for the 2024 Colorado ballot, the latest in a string of legal defeats for leftwing legal activists attempting to ban him from state elections by way of the 14th Amendment, falsely claiming he engaged in insurrection.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 18, 2023
“The court orders the Secretary of State to place Donald J. Trump on the presidential primary ballot when it certifies the ballot on January 5, 2024,” the judge ruled.
The ruling in Colorado comes after a Washington-based leftist watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Colorado voters to bar Trump from appearing on The Centennial State’s 2024 presidential primary ballot, citing the former president’s role in the Jan. 6 protests.
For years, Democrats have falsely contemplated that the Jan. 6 protests were an “insurrection” caused by Trump.
With an election nearing and President Joe Biden’s underwater poll numbers sinking, Democrats are now trying to use Section Three of the 14th Amendment, also known as the “Insurrection Clause,” which prohibits any individual who has engaged in “insurrection” from holding public office.
Wallace dealt a blow to CREW’s claim that the 14th Amendment applies to a president, writing, “After considering the arguments on both sides, the Court is persuaded that ‘officers of the United States,’ did not include the President of the United States.”
“It appears to the Court that for whatever reason the drafters of Section Three did not intend to include a person who had only taken the Presidential Oath,” the judge added, as reported by PJ Media.
The decision in Colorado comes as numerous leftist states engage in similar efforts to prevent Trump from appearing on their 2024 presidential primary ballots, with such attempts ending unsuccessfully.
In a statement, Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign celebrated the ruling in Colorado.
“We applaud today’s ruling in Colorado, which is another nail in the coffin of the un-American ballot challenges. With this decision, Democrats’ 14th Amendment challenges have now been defeated in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire,” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said in a statement.
“These cases represent the most cynical and blatant political attempts to interfere with the upcoming presidential election by desperate Democrats who know Crooked Joe Biden is a failed president on the fast track to defeat,” Cheung added.