Presidential elections: Supreme Court keeps Trump on the ballot

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The Supreme Court affirmed Monday in a new ruling that former President Donald Trump must appear on the ballot in Colorado, a decision with national implications that follows months of debate over whether the frontrunner for the Republican nomination had violated the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment due to his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol.

America’s highest court unanimously ruled that Trump cannot be unilaterally excluded from the vote. This stop, which constitutes a major victory for the New York billionaire, comes before the Colorado primary.

Reacting to the ruling, Trump called the court’s ruling a “great victory” for the country.

The highest court in the country, whose role is to verify the conformity of laws with the Federal Constitution, was seized by the Republican candidate after the Supreme Court of Colorado ruled the Republican candidate ineligible for the 2024 presidential elections in this State.

The court found that Trump was not an eligible presidential candidate because of his role in the January 6, 2021 assault.

During the arguments, Trump’s lawyers attempted to demonstrate that the presidency of the United States is not one of the functions covered by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

This amendment, adopted in 1868, excluded from the highest public functions anyone who had engaged in acts of “rebellion” after having taken an oath to defend the Constitution.

“The events (of January 6) were shameful, criminal, violent – ​​all of those things – but cannot be characterized as an insurrection,” Trump’s lawyer said.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing regarding the January 6 assault. Charged four times with criminal charges, the real estate mogul stressed during his election campaign that these legal proceedings aim to prevent him from returning to the White House while he is the favorite for the Republican nomination in the election presidential election of 2024.

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