After two state judges dealt a blow to radical leftist groups seeking to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on Colorado and Michigan’s 2024 presidential primary ballots, liberal advocacy groups are relentlessly continuing their fight against the former president to prevent him from reaching the White House in 2025.
BIG VICTORY FOR DONALD TRUMP IN COLORADO!
Soros-funded, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Lawsuit to keep Trump off Colorado election ballot- REJECTED.
Trump will be on the 2024 ballot in Colorado! pic.twitter.com/Xj42K4TBLZ
— Megh Updates 🚨™ (@MeghUpdates) November 18, 2023
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), the group responsible for filing a lawsuit on behalf of six Colorado voters arguing that Trump should not appear on The Centennial State’s ballot because he “engaged in insurrection” during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests, recently appealed their case after a federal judge struck it down, as reported by The Washington Times.
CREW cited Section Three of the 14th Amendment, also known as the “Insurrection Clause,” as the reason that the former president should not appear on the state’s ballot. The amendment states that those who have “engaged in insurrection” should be prohibited from seeking or holding public office but fails to mention the president in its text.
In CREW’s case against the former president, the state judge ruled that Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 did constitute an “insurrection,” but that the 14th Amendment’s Insurrection Clause doesn’t apply to presidents.
“The court holds there is scant direct evidence regarding whether the presidency is one of the positions subject to disqualification,” Colorado state Judge Sarah B. Wallace recently ruled before claiming that Trump “incited imminent lawless violence” on Jan. 6.
After Wallace’s ruling, CREW released a statement revealing their intentions to further build their election case against Trump.
“We always knew this case would end up before the Colorado Supreme Court, and have been preparing for that from the beginning,” CREW’s president, Noah Bookbinder, said.
“We are planning to build on the trial judge’s incredibly important ruling that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection, and we are ready to take this case as far as necessary to ensure that Donald Trump is removed from the ballot,” he added.
CREW then filed a 67-page filing praising Wallace for agreeing with its claim that Trump “engaged in insurrection” during the 2021 Capitol protests but argued that she got it wrong by not removing the former president’s name from Colorado’s 2024 presidential primary ballots.
In Michigan, Trump was handed a victory after a state judge ruled that the Democratic secretary of state can’t unilaterally remove his name from the 2024 primary ballot.
The Michigan judge’s ruling was met with anger and disappointment from leftist advocacy groups, which asked the Michigan Supreme Court to review the lower court’s ruling and come up with a decision by Dec. 1, 2023.