UpdateThe US Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case that Donald Trump may not vote in the election. The 77-year-old former president is appealing the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to disqualify him from primary elections due to his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court has not given a verdict in this case today. I don't know when the judgment will come. Trump sees the case as a political witch hunt, but called Thursday's investigation “a good process,” according to Fox News. I hope democracy will continue in this country.
see VTM NEWS Correspondent Romina van Camp tells you everything you need to know about the case considered by the Supreme Court today.
The ball started rolling when the activist group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) joined six Colorado residents in suing to remove Trump from the ballot. The complainants believe Trump committed “insurrection or rebellion” by attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. As a result, he is not allowed to hold any office under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.
On December 19, 2023, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The court ruled that Trump could not appear on the ballot for the Republican primaries. Days later, Maine Secretary of State Shanna Bellows decided to remove Trump from the primary election ballot. But Trump, who did not accept these rulings, appealed to the Supreme Court.
Trump's lawyer, Jonathan Mitchell, said there are three main arguments that Trump should be allowed to run. First, Amendment 14 applies only to appointed officials and not to elected officials such as the President. Second, only Congress, not courts or state officials, would be allowed to enforce the 14th Amendment. Third, Mitchell denies that Trump is guilty of sedition or sedition.
“President Trump never called for his supporters to invade the Capitol, and he never directed, directed, or encouraged any illegal activity at the Capitol,” Mitchell said. “Giving an impassioned speech and calling on your supporters to metaphorically 'fight like hell' for their beliefs is not a rebellion or an insurrection.”
Regime can be reversed
Nine justices of the Supreme Court today examined the political consequences and the question of whether a state can decide who can or cannot be elected president of the United States.
Although no ruling has been released today, most observers expect the justices, three of whom are Trump appointees, to reverse Colorado's ruling. If they go along with the Colorado Supreme Court's interpretation, it could have major consequences. If so, Trump, already a sure-fire Republican nominee, would be removed from the ballot in all fifty states.
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