A Colorado judge has rejected an attempt to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 primary ballot based on the claim that he is constitutionally barred from office because of the January 6 insurrection.
The major decision issued Friday by Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace comes after judges in Minnesota and Michigan also refused to remove Trump from that state’s Republican primary ballots.
These three high-profile challenges against Trump, which had the backing of well-funded advocacy groups, have so far failed to remove him from a single ballot, with the 2024 primary season fast approaching.
Read the full article. The Michigan case was appealed to the state supreme court yesterday.
Wow on this part of the Colorado court ruling:
“The Court finds that Petitioners have established that Trump engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021 through incitement, and that the First Amendment does not protect Trump’s speech.”https://t.co/8QR83xaj0H pic.twitter.com/5Yvuwxun9l
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) November 18, 2023
BREAKING: A judge just ruled that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection on January 6th, however did not remove him from the ballot under the 14th Amendment in our Colorado case.
Much more coming soon.
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) November 18, 2023