U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Remove Trump’s Name From Primary Ballot


In a significant victory for former President Donald Trump, the United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected Colorado’s effort to remove his name from the state’s Republican primary ballot.

The decision overturns a previous ruling by Colorado’s top court, which sought to exclude Trump from the ballot based on the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, citing his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The 14th Amendment prohibits individuals from holding public office if they have engaged in an insurrection.

Critics of Trump accused him of inciting and supporting the Capitol attack in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The Supreme Court’s ruling ends attempts in several states, including Colorado, Illinois, and Maine, to prevent Trump from appearing on the ballot.

Trump, a frontrunner in the Republican presidential nomination, is expected to face Democratic President Joe Biden in the November election.

The court’s decision emphasized that only Congress can enforce the 14th Amendment’s provisions against federal officeholders and candidates.

The ruling comes just ahead of Super Tuesday, a crucial U.S. presidential primary calendar day.

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