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Colorado Judge Rules Jan. 6 An ‘Insurrection’

via Fox News

A Colorado court ruled that the state secretary must include Donald Trump on the primary ballot, rejecting a challenge based on the 14th Amendment.

Judge Sarah Wallace concluded that the 14th Amendment’s Section 3 did not apply to the former president.

The ruling involved a weeklong trial and addressed the events of January 6, 2021, determining that they constituted an “insurrection,” with the judge stating that Trump’s actions amounted to engagement in the insurrection.

“The Court holds that Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment does not apply to Trump,” wrote Wallace.

“To lump the Presidency in with any other civil or military office is odd indeed,” she continued.

“And very troubling to the Court because as Intervenors point out, Section Three explicitly lists all federal elected positions except the President and Vice President,” explained the judge.

“The Court agrees with Intervenors that all five of those Constitutional provisions lead towards the same conclusion—that the drafters of the Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment did not intend to include the President as ‘an officer of the United States,’” ruled Judge Wallace.

“The Court further concludes that the events on and around January 6, 2021, easily satisfy this definition of ‘insurrection,'” added Wallace.

Judge Wallace ruled that “The mob’s purpose was to prevent execution of the Constitution so that Trump remained the President.”

Adding, “Specifically, the mob sought to obstruct the counting of the electoral votes as set out in the Twelfth Amendment and thereby prevent the peaceful transfer of power.”

The former president’s reelection campaign celebrated the decision as a victory.

“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,” wrote the Trump 2024 team.

“The American voter has a Constitutional right to vote for the candidate of their choosing, with President Donald J. Trump leading by massive numbers,” insisted Trump’s camp.

“This right was correctly preserved in Colorado today and we urge the swift disposal of any and all remaining Democrat ballot challenges. Onward to total victory in 2024, we will Make America Great Again!” celebrated the campaign in a statement.

The decision was considered a victory by the Trump campaign, while the activist group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced plans to appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.

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