Colorado court bars Trump from presidential primary, deepening political divide in US – Times of India

Colorado court bars Trump from presidential primary, deepening political divide in US - Times of India

WASHINGTON: The liberal-leaning Supreme Court in Democratic-voting Colorado blocked Donald on Tuesday. Trump By walking in the state Presidential primaries On January 6, 2021, on the premise of fueling a coup, deepening the red-blue ideological divide in America and, at least for now, derailing his bid for a second White House term.
The Trump campaign immediately condemned the decision and said it would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is stacked 6-3 with conservative justices, three of whom were appointed by Trump. The case begins in January before paperwork for the Colorado primary, scheduled for March 2024, begins.
The Supreme Court has already denied a request by Biden-appointed special counsel Jack Smith to expedite Trump’s claim of immunity in his federal indictment for attempting to illegally obstruct President Biden’s 2020 election victory. Considering Trump’s fate seems to rest entirely in the hands of the US Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, if courts in other Democratic-leaning states decide to disenfranchise Trump in similar cases brought by anti-Trump activists, it could cripple his campaign and the election. can lead to chaos, possibly bringing the fight to the streets. Already, a Republican senator in Texas has warned that the state could retaliate by disenfranchising Biden.
“After what happened in Colorado, I think — except that we believe in democracy in Texas — maybe we should get Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas because he’s a disruptive president in our state. But allowing 8 million people to cross the border”. Texas Republicans. Governor Dan Patrick said.
The 4-3 decision in Colorado marked the first time a court had barred a presidential candidate from the ballot under an 1868 provision of the U.S. Constitution that bars insurgents from taking office. Adopted three years after the end of the Civil War, the 14th Amendment, in Section 3, barred people from office if they took an oath to the Constitution and then engaged in rebellion. The move was intended to prevent former Confederates, or secessionists, from gaining power.
The Colorado case was brought by six anti-Trump Republicans and independent voters before a district court that initially ruled that he was in rebellion but could remain on the ballot because Section 3 of the presidential election. It did not apply to combatants. On appeal, the state Supreme Court upheld the former decision and reversed the latter on the ballot. But he stayed his decision until Jan. 4 so the U.S. Supreme Court can review the case if it wants to.

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The decision is expected to fire up Trump and his supporters, who are already feeding on a sense of grievance and persecution. At a campaign rally in Iowa, Trump described the indictment as a “great badge of honor” by “radical left-wing Democrats, Marxists, communists, fascists.”
“I’m being indicted for you. Our enemies want to take away my freedom because I will never let them take away your freedom… They’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just the way. I’m standing,” he said, pointing to the recycling lines he’s used many times.
Considering the lawsuit was brought by some anti-Trump Republican voters, the Colorado court’s decision favors his GOP rivals for the party’s nomination, all of whom trail him by wide margins. are Publicly, though, he has been vocal about the decision in an effort to win over Trump’s base in the event of a final disqualification ruling.
“I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary ballot until Trump is also allowed on the ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley do the same immediately – or they are endorsing this illegal ploy. It will have disastrous consequences for our country. Vivek Ramaswamy, jumping ahead of the pack. Nikki Haley was more measured in her remarks, saying, “We don’t need judges making these decisions. We need voters to make these decisions.”

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