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Colorado Supreme Court rules Trump off the state primary ballot via an unprecedented ruling.....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Former President Donald Trump

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor

DENVER, Colorado-Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that former President Donald Trump's candidacy in the state's primary next year is prohibited on constitutional grounds, a blow to the former president's campaign as he seeks another term in the White House in 2024.

The court then ordered the state's secretary of state to act accordingly and to keep his name off of the Republican primary ballot.

The unprecedented  ruling is in conjunction with a lawsuit that raised an ambiguous provision in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  Challenges in other states have proven unsuccessful. A lower court ruled that while Trump participated in insurrection it did not disqualify him from the state ballot but the state's highest court sees otherwise.

"A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution," the ruling said. "Because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.”

The court's  decision, however, is stayed until Jan. 4 to allow for further appeals.

Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for Trump's campaign, blasted the ruling and suggested that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is forthcoming. Trump has never been charged with insurrection relative to the Jan 6 Capitol riot, much less convicted, his supporters say.

“Unsurprisingly, the all-Democrat appointed Colorado Supreme Court has ruled against President Trump, supporting a Soros-funded, left-wing group’s scheme to interfere in an election on behalf of crooked Joe Biden by removing President Trump’s name from the ballot and eliminating the rights of Colorado voters to vote for the candidate of their choice," Cheung said in a statement.

He added that "we have full confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will quickly rule in our favor and finally put an end to these un-American lawsuits."

How the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court will rule if the case makes it there remains to be seen.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

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