U.S Election

Trump urges Supreme Court to put him back on the Colorado ballot

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January 18, 2024 at 19:13
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The former president’s lawyers warn of ‘chaos and bedlam’ if states are allowed to bar him from the ticket
CNN — Former President Donald Trump is urging the US Supreme Court to reverse the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that removed him from that state’s ballot.

The brief submitted by Trump’s attorneys Thursday to the high court sets out their arguments for why the state court erred when it issued the unprecedented decision last month.

“The Court should reverse the Colorado decision because President Trump is not even subject to section 3, as the President is not an ‘officer of the United States’ under the Constitution. And even if President Trump were subject to section 3 he did not ‘engage in’ anything that qualifies as ‘insurrection,’” Trump’s attorneys argued.

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