Trump campaign urges Supreme Court ‘rejection’ of Colorado ballot ban

Trump campaign urges Supreme Court ‘rejection’ of Colorado ballot ban

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Former President Trump’s campaign is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the decision in Colorado booting the former president from the 2024 presidential ballot last month.

Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung on Wednesday accused the Colorado Supreme Court and the plaintiffs of “doing all they can to disenfranchise all American voters” by removing the former president from the ballot under the 14th Amendment.

“Democrats are obsessively violating the American voters’ Constitutional right to vote for the candidate of their choice. This is an unAmerican, unconstitutional act of election interference which cannot stand,” Cheung said in a statement. “We urge a clear, summary rejection of the Colorado Supreme Court’s wrongful ruling and the execution of a free and fair election this November.”

Cheung made the comments a day after Trump asked the Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s ruling barring him from the state’s 2024 Republican primary ballot.

Trump’s appeal of Colorado’s decision will likely set up a consequential battle in the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court holds up Colorado’s ruling to kick Trump off the ballot, it could open the door to more states removing the former president from their own ballots.

If the Supreme Court agrees to take on the case, Colorado’s decision would be stayed until after the judges decide the case on its merits. However, it’s unlikely the Supreme Court will resolve Trump’s appeal before Friday — the deadline to finalize Colorado’s presidential primary ballots. This means that Trump will likely appear on the primary ballot in the state either way. 

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows also removed Trump from the state’s ballot in a decision last week — a move that Trump has already appealed to a state court. Other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota, have heard similar cases and have ruled in favor of keeping Trump on the 2024 ballot. 

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