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Supreme Court rules Donald Trump can’t be removed from 2024 ballot

Trump stays alive in what he calls a ‘win’ for the country
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Donald Trump (Photo credit: / Joseph Sohm)

Donald Trump will remain on the 2024 general election ballot, the Supreme Court recently ruled. On March 9, the Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous 9-0 decision that states can not take Trump off the ballot for the upcoming election. The decision came after Colorado took the 45th president off the ballot due to his role of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 after he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

Colorado originally took Trump off the ballot citing a 14th amendment provision, HuffPost reported. The amendment read that anyone who took an oath to uphold the constitution but then engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against it is ineligible to hold state or federal office.

The Supreme Court disagreed with Colorado’s Dec. 19 decision.

“We conclude that states may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office,” the decision reportedly reads. “But states have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency.”

Other states that took Trump off ballots were Maine and Illinois. The decision came a day before Colorado’s primary election day, where Trump would’ve been on for Republican represented candidate for President of the United States.

“BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform after the decision was made.

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