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Dozens Of State AGs, GOP Officials Tell Colorado Supreme Court To Keep Trump On Ballot

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Several parties, including attorneys general from Republican-controlled states, have filed briefs challenging the eligibility of former President Donald Trump to appear on Colorado’s 2024 ballot.

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case following a ruling against six voters.

Judge Sarah B. Wallace found that while Trump engaged in insurrection, the 14th Amendment’s Section 3 does not apply to the presidency. (Trending: Olympic Gold Medalist Sentenced For Jan 6)

“The 14th Amendment entrusts Insurrection Clause questions to Congress, not state officials or state courts,” the brief says.

“Allowing each state and its courts to determine eligibility using malleable standards would create an unworkable patchwork of eligibility requirements for the president.”

“This is a classic case of judicial overreach, and the (lower court judge’s) ruling in this case has no basis in law,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose stated.

“The district court’s order relies on flimsy and circumstantial evidence to reach a flawed conclusion with far-reaching implications both for the president’s legal defense and for the broader democratic process of free and fair elections.”

“(Trump) allowed a lust for power to supersede his own Oath of Office and over two centuries of American political precedent. Mr. Trump has sought at every turn to inject chaos into our country’s electoral system in the upcoming 2024 presidential election,” the brief added.

“He should be given no opportunity to do so in the state of Colorado.”

“Part of the Court’s decision is its reluctance to embrace an interpretation that would disqualify a presidential candidate without a clear, unmistakable indication that such is the intent of Section Three,” the judge wrote.

“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,” she added.

“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.”

Various parties have submitted briefs for or against the case, with multiple states filing similar challenges to Trump’s 2024 candidacy.

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear two hours of oral argument on December 6.

The case is seen as potentially impacting the 2024 presidential election.

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