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Trump Team To Supreme Court: The Former President ‘Falls Outside The Scope Of Section 3’

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Former President Trump has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Colorado ruling that declared him ineligible to be on the 2024 presidential ballot, citing misapplication of the Fourteenth Amendment and wrongful classification as an “officer of the United States.”

The petition argues that the state court’s decision would disenfranchise voters and asserts that only Congress, not a state court, should determine a candidate’s eligibility.

“The question of eligibility to serve as President of the United States is properly reserved for Congress, not the state courts, to consider and decide,” the petition said. (Trending: Trump Announces Heartbreaking Melania-Related Health Update)

“President Trump falls outside the scope of section 3,” it added.

“The Colorado Supreme Court erred in how it described President Trump’s role in the events of January 6, 2021,” it adds.

“It was not ‘insurrection’ and President Trump in no way ‘engaged’ in ‘insurrection.’”

“‘Insurrection’ as understood at the time of the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment meant the taking up of arms and waging war upon the United States,” it read.

“By contrast, the United States has a long history of political protests that have turned violent.”

“Moreover, nothing that President Trump did ‘engaged’ in ‘insurrection,’” it said.

“His only explicit instructions called for protesting ‘peacefully and patriotically,’ to ‘support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,’ to ‘[s]tay peaceful,’ and to ‘remain peaceful.’”

The case is titled Trump v. Anderson and has not been assigned a docket number at the Supreme Court.

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