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Supreme Court Rules 9-0 in Favor of Trump Remaining on Ballot

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024
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Des Moines, IA / USA - 01/30/2020: President Donald J. Trump on Thursday 01/30/2020 speaking at his Keep America Great Again rally in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University's Knapp Center.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a historic, yet unsurprising decision when they ruled that President Donald Trump could not be removed from Colorado’s presidential ballots. In December, Colorado’s Supreme Court voted in favor of disqualifying Trump from the state’s election ballots, citing Section 3 of the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment’s “Insurrection Clause,” due to Trump’s alleged role in the January 6th, 2021, election protest in Washington D.C.

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Colorado decision is not coincidental, as tomorrow’s “Super Tuesday” will see voters from 16 states, including Colorado, head to the polls to cast their votes in the 2024 Presidential Primary. This ruling will have a massive ripple effect on other state-level efforts to remove Trump from the ballot as well. In addition to Colorado, state government officials in Maine and Illinois also took measures to remove Trump from ballots, though they too were awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court ruling before officially removing him. Since all these efforts cite Trump’s role on January 6th as justification for his removal from the ballot, this ruling neutralizes attempts from all other states. Further, it will also thwart potential attempts from other states who were rumored to be considering similar actions to Colorado, Illinois, and Maine regarding Trump’s appearance on ballots.

What is most noteworthy however is that the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Trump, 9-0. On paper, the Supreme Court “is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.”

However, much is always made about which president – and specifically the party he hails from – appoints Supreme Court Justices, and with good reason. In recent years, landmark rulings on issues such as abortion, the second amendment, and free speech protections were decided mostly along the lines of the party each justice was appointed by. The three justices appointed by Democrat presidents joining the six justices appointed by Republican presidents signals a rare unity on an important issue, as even the “liberal” justices appear to believe the Trump ballot removal scheme is too extreme, which also aligns with the sentiment of how the majority of Americans feel about the issue as well.

Barring any other new, not yet foreseen schemes, Trump will remain on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia between now and the November election. While overall unsurprising, this principled ruling still serves as a sigh of relief during this chaotically unprecedented time in America’s political history.

Matt Kane earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stony Brook University. His work has been posted by President Trump, RealClearPolitics, and American Thinker. X/Twitter: @MattKaneUSA Truth Social @MattKane

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Kim
Kim
4 months ago

It’s about time everyone can agree on something. This was an easy decision, though, and I wonder if the 3 progressive justices voted with the majority because of how petty and partisan it would have made them look if they had not.
It would not have been fair to vote “no” to including Trump’s name of the ballot since he was never convicted of insurrection, nor was he ever charged with it.

Joe H
Joe H
4 months ago

I wish it were easier to get in the ballot. The ideal candidate would be a parent from a middle class background who’s had enough with the woke left.

Christopher Barnes
Christopher Barnes
4 months ago

That is great news for our republic.!!!

Bob L.
Bob L.
4 months ago

When somebody in power in the States that are trying to keep Trump off their ballot do so without him even being charged, much less convicted of insurrection, you have people in positions they have o right to occupy. Either they are dumber than a box of rocks or they are treasonous conspirators of the Deep State.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
4 months ago

Hey, left: SUCK IT! Nan-nan-nan-nan-nan-nan. Guess you have to invent more charges now, huh?

Joe H
Joe H
4 months ago

I also suggest that the democratic party gets banned. Why? Destroying the economy with high taxes and too many regulations and increasing crime including funding Hamas.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

This is the right decision to make. We all heard it. There’s no way trump encouraged anything that happened on Jan 6.

Eric
Eric
4 months ago

While I am super happy for the ruling, particularly a 9-0 unanimous ruling, I must note this was NOT a ruling for Trump or any other official by name. This was purely a Constitutional question, not political. Yes, it certainly has a political impact but it was not a political question or decision. What I can’t believe is how anybody capable of reading, let alone the Colorado Supreme Court judges, could not have simply read Section 5 which very specifically notes only Congress, not the states, have the power to bring charges of violating Section 3. And this is to say nothing of the Constitutional guarantee of “innocent until proven guilty” which in this case President Trump was not, nor has been, charged with insurrection. In my opinion this was a media driven word they chose to apply, never a legal voicing via charges or an indictment. Remember: “Beware of being tolerant of tolerance” and “Speaking the truth is offensive only to those who do not want to hear it”.

Vaughn
Vaughn
4 months ago

It is so unfortunate that we have had to allow “free speech” by so many demonstrating lack of education and actual understanding of our constitutional republic to attempt using mob rule when being unhappy with not getting their way. Weaponizing justice is so crude, rude, and socially unacceptable.

John
John
4 months ago

Trump rules and justice prevails! The snowflake Totalitarian Communist Party comrades must all be melting or going to there safe places.Every citizen gets one vote period and no organization or individual gets to usurp the constitution.God Bless America.

Edward Malkowski
Edward Malkowski
4 months ago

As stated by the author of this article the result of the Supreme Court decision is not necessarily surprising, and is indeed necessary. However, I am surprised the decision was unanimous. It seems that lately, say the last 7 years, party politics have easily Trumped (pun intended) traditionally rationale justice judgements. Look at what is happening in New York. No judge should order anyone to pay $355 million in absolutely frivolous non criminal matters. Party politics. The justice system itself has been infected and I am genuinely surprised that SCOTUS upheld the constitution unanimously.

J
J
4 months ago

A BIG WIN FOR ALL AMERICANS WHO CALL THEMSELVES PATRIOTS, AND TWO BLK EYES FOR THE FAR LEFT LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES, WHO ARE DESPERATELY TRYING DESTROY THE USA! ????????

Juanita
Juanita
4 months ago

Thank God
That there is still people with in the United States ???????? of America.
And that We the people is still the law of the land.
There is still more good people than bad people.
To destroy THE UNITD STATES OF AMERICA it is easy.
To built THE UNITD STATES OF AMERICA is where wisdom is.

Vivian
Vivian
4 months ago

I love the Colorado and I’m happy the days. I started to overturn that. I’m also happy that I moved to South Dakota.

Robin
Robin
4 months ago

Thank you God! ????????????❤️

Rita
Rita
4 months ago

Superb!!!!

jimm
jimm
4 months ago

There is no other way this could have gone. Individual states, and particularly individual wingnuts within states, do not have the constitutional authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution.

David Millikan
David Millikan
4 months ago

Excellent article. The corrupt Colorado judges banning President Trump from the 2024 Presidential Ballot were playing politics and should be removed and disbarred along with all the other corrupt judges. They knew they couldn’t do it but violated their Oath, Ethics , and the U.S. Constitution anyway believing only what they (democrats) say goes. Same goes for Governors, the State legislatures and unelected bureaucrats to be removed for trying to ban President Trump from the ballot.
Now, the democrats in Congress are trying to figure out how to pass legislation to get President Trump
off the 2024 Presidential Ballot. NO BS.
Contact your Congressman and/or Congresswoman and tell them to FIGHT AGAINST this Communist move by the democrats.
This is another reason why I am Voting for President Trump.

D Shingledecker
D Shingledecker
4 months ago

Let’s see if states do what the Biden administration does as with “forgiving school debt” and just choose to ignore the courts to do their deed anyway. What’s the court going to do, issue an arrest warrant?

John Shipway
John Shipway
4 months ago

WOW, even the affirmative action appointees from old Democrat administrations ruled for the obvious. Amazing. Heck, even that illiterate ugly creature Brandon appointed actually ruled appropriately.
But geeeez……..it took the Supreme Court to read and interpret the laughably obvious?

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