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US Court Disqualifies Trump From Appearing On Ballot Next Year

In a historic judgement, the state’s top court has disqualified former President Donald Trump from appearing in Colorado in presidential election next year because of his role in January 6, 2021 attack on U.S. Capitol.

The judgement by the Colorado Supreme Court has made for the first in history a presidential candidate ineligible for the White House under a rarely used provision in the U.S. Constitution.

After the judgement, Trump vowed for an appeal in the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and to which the Colorado court said that it will delay the effect of its decision till January 4, 2024, to allow for any appeal.

The court’s 6-3 conservative majority includes three Trump appointees, to check whether Trump is eligible to serve another term as President of US.

This lawsuit is a test case to disqualify Trump from the elections under section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

“We do not reach these conclusions lightly,” said the justices in Colorado court in their judgement. “We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us. We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach.”

Meanwhile, the Trump’s campaign termed the decision by the court “undemocratic”.

“The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision tonight and we will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court,” said a spokesman from the Trump campaign.

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