Trump Appeals U.S. Supreme Court Over Colorado Ballot Decision

Donald Trump filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court urging them to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove him from the 2024 presidential primary ballot.

“This Court should grant certiorari to consider this question of paramount importance, summarily reverse the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling, and return the right to vote for their candidate of choice to the voters,” Trump’s lawyers wrote.

“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 appeal reads. “By considering the question of President Trump’s eligibility and barring him from the ballot, the Colorado Supreme Court arrogated Congress’ authority.”

According to the filing, Trump’s presidency falls “outside the scope of section 3” of the 14th Amendment.

“Second, the Colorado Supreme Court erred in how it described President Trump’s role in the events of January 6, 2021. It was not “insurrection” and President Trump in no way ‘engaged’ in ‘insurrection,'” it continues.

Last month, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced in a press release that Donald Trump will be “included as a candidate on Colorado’s 2024 Presidential Primary Ballot when certification occurs on January 5, 2024, unless the U.S. Supreme Court declines to take the case or otherwise affirms the Colorado Supreme Court ruling.”

Griswold stated, “Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the Constitution from the Colorado Ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. This decision is now being appealed. I urge the U.S. Supreme Court to act quickly given the upcoming presidential primary election.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) believes the Supreme Court will take the case, calling the move to keep Trump off the ballot “utterly lawless.”