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Trump Urges Supreme Court to Prevent Ballot Exclusion, Warns of “Chaos” in New Filing


In this latest twist, Trump’s pushing the Supreme Court to flip Colorado’s decision.

He’s basically saying, “Sort this out now and stop any attempts to keep me out of the ballot.”

CBS reports:

President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to reverse a decision from Colorado’s top court that found he is disqualified from holding the presidency under a Civil War-era provision of the Constitution, calling on the justices to “put a swift and decisive end” to efforts to keep him off the ballot.

In an opening brief to the Supreme Court, Trump’s lawyers said the challenges to his candidacy threaten to disenfranchise millions of Americans and “promise to unleash chaos and bedlam if other state courts and state officials follow Colorado’s lead and exclude the likely Republican presidential nominee from their ballots.”

Trump’s brief presents an early look at the arguments his lawyers plan to put forward when they appear before the justices to argue the case on Feb. 8. They are asking the nation’s highest court to decide whether the Colorado Supreme Court was wrong to order Trump be kept off the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot.

“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,'” his lawyers wrote. “The court should reverse on these grounds and end these unconstitutional disqualification efforts once and for all.”

They urged the Supreme Court to issue a decisive ruling on Trump’s eligibility under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and warned that anything less “will only delay the ballot-disqualification fight, and there is no shortage of legislators determined to use section 3 as a cudgel to bar President Trump from the general-election ballot or from taking office if this Court leaves any wiggle room for them to do so.”

President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to reverse a decision from Colorado’s top court that found he is disqualified from holding the presidency under a Civil War-era provision of the Constitution, calling on the justices to “put a swift and decisive end” to efforts to keep him off the ballot.

In an opening brief to the Supreme Court, Trump’s lawyers said the challenges to his candidacy threaten to disenfranchise millions of Americans and “promise to unleash chaos and bedlam if other state courts and state officials follow Colorado’s lead and exclude the likely Republican presidential nominee from their ballots.”

Trump’s brief presents an early look at the arguments his lawyers plan to put forward when they appear before the justices to argue the case on Feb. 8. They are asking the nation’s highest court to decide whether the Colorado Supreme Court was wrong to order Trump be kept off the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot.

“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,'” his lawyers wrote. “The court should reverse on these grounds and end these unconstitutional disqualification efforts once and for all.”

They urged the Supreme Court to issue a decisive ruling on Trump’s eligibility under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and warned that anything less “will only delay the ballot-disqualification fight, and there is no shortage of legislators determined to use section 3 as a cudgel to bar President Trump from the general-election ballot or from taking office if this Court leaves any wiggle room for them to do so.”

It seems even normies that don’t like Trump are noticing that removing him from the ballot isn’t the proper way to do things:



 

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