Democrats Double Down On Trump’s Ballot Ban?

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( – Jena Griswold, the Democratic Secretary of State for Colorado, has filed a request to extend the duration of oral arguments in the Supreme Court case concerning the eligibility of former President Trump to appear on the ballot. The request, submitted on Friday, seeks to allocate an additional 15 minutes on February 8th for Griswold to present the state’s stance and elucidate on Colorado’s electoral regulations.

The filing emphasizes the significance of the case for Colorado’s process of presidential elections and the constitutional rights of its citizens, arguing that Griswold’s insights on the state’s electoral laws are crucial.

The decision to exclude the former president from Colorado’s Republican primary ballot was made by the state’s Supreme Court last month, invoking the 14th Amendment’s clause on insurrection. The 4-3 decision concluded that Trump had committed insurrection by propagating unfounded allegations of electoral fraud and inciting his followers to march on the Capitol.

The state Supreme Court’s judgment was not made lightly, recognizing the profound implications and responsibilities it entailed in applying the law impartially and without yielding to public opinion.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the matter, specifically whether Trump’s actions related to the January 6th, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol disqualify him from being listed on Colorado’s ballot.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign, Steven Cheung, expressed anticipation for a just examination. Cheung criticized the decision to remove Trump’s name from the 2024 Colorado ballot as a partisan move aimed at electoral interference and suppression, led by Democrats and the Biden administration, and an abuse of the 14th Amendment.

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