US Supreme Court rejects Colorado’s effort to strike Trump’s name from ballot

Former President Donald Trump achieved a significant victory as the United States Supreme Court denied Colorado’s attempt to strike his name from the state’s Republican primary ballot.

This decision overturned a prior ruling by Colorado’s highest court, which had sought to bar Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, citing his purported involvement in the January 6, 2021, assault 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.

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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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