After the Colorado Supreme Court decided to outrightly interfere in the 2024 presidential election by barring former President Donald Trump from appearing on The Centennial State’s ballot, several other states are contemplating measures to follow in Colorado’s footsteps, including California and Maine.
On Dec. 19, 2023, Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled “in a 4-3 opinion that the Constitution’s ‘Insurrection Clause’ prohibits former President Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot for the presidency in 2024.”
“The court found by clear and convincing evidence that President Trump engaged in insurrection as those terms are used in Section Three” of the 14th Amendment, the ruling continued.
The ruling goes against a previous decision made by Colorado District Court Judge Sarah Wallace, who ruled in November 2023 that the 14th Amendment would not apply in Trump’s case since the former president is not an officer of the U.S. as stated at the time of the law’s ratification after the Civil War.
For years, the left has consistently used the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests to portray Trump as an “insurrectionist,” despite the then-president having committed no wrongdoing. Nonetheless, in their latest effort to ensure they remain in power, Democrats are now violating the Constitution to eliminate their political opposition.
Now, leftist officials in California and Maine are looking at Colorado’s ruling as a possibility for them to diminish Trump’s chances of becoming president.
Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is reportedly scrambling to find ways to remove the former president from the state’s primary ballot in March 2024. Attorneys seeking to bar Trump from The Pine Tree State’s ballot recently argued with the former president’s legal team during a State House hearing.
“The challengers have the burden of providing sufficient evidence to invalidate the petition,” Bellows office said in a statement.
“At the hearing there will be an opportunity for both the challengers and the candidate to present oral testimony of witnesses as well as additional documentary evidence, and to make oral arguments pertaining to the challenge in light of the evidence,” the statement continued.
Of course, the complaint in Maine argues that Trump should be removed from the state’s ballot because he “engaged in insurrection” on Jan. 6 and is “now ineligible to hold any office, civil or military, under the United States.”
Meanwhile, in California, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis (D) recently sent a letter to California Secretary of State Shirley Weber to explore the different avenues they can take to remove the former president from The Golden State’s ballot.
California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis calls on the Secretary Of State to begin exploring ways to remove Trump from the 2024 state ballot. pic.twitter.com/xxLOghGotz
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Kounalakis praised Colorado’s ruling, claiming it “is about honoring the rule of law in our country and protecting the fundamental pillars of our democracy.”