Trump Stays On Colorado Ballot Pending Supreme Court Appeal

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has confirmed that former President Trump will remain on the ballot until after the United States Supreme Court has reviewed the appeal.

Jena Griswold, elected in 2018 as the youngest person to hold the office of secretary of state in the country, has officially certified the primary election ballot, ensuring Trump’s inclusion.

Griswold posted on X, the platform formally known as Twitter, “Colorado’s 2024 Presidential primary ballot is certified. The United States Supreme Court has accepted the case, and Donald Trump will appear on the ballot as a result.”

As of Saturday morning, the post has garnered close to two million views, with numerous individuals criticizing Griswold for her past remarks regarding the activities of the former president.

In an earlier video posted on Thursday, Griswold expressed her dismay at the possibility of Trump appearing on the presidential primary ballot in 2024. The caption for her video read, “The American people deserve to know whether a president can engage in insurrection and then return to office.”

In the video, Griswold said, “Donald Trump is trying to argue that he did not incite an insurrection. Well, two Colorado courts at this point have determined that he did. And then Trump goes on to argue that even if he did incite the insurrection, well the constitution doesn’t apply to him.”

On December 28, in a press release, Griswold said, “Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the Constitution from the Colorado Ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. This decision is now being appealed. I urge the US Supreme Court to act quickly given the upcoming presidential primary election.”

Previously, the Colorado Supreme Court decided with a 4-3 vote that the former president would be disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states that no person can serve as a senator, representative, president, vice president or hold any office, civil or military, if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.”

The Supreme Court is scheduled to review the appeal on February 8, 2024.

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