Legal victory: Trump to remain on Colorado ballot after a judge rejects challenge to his candidacy

Similar challenges were filed against the former president in Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire. They were all rejected.

Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has recently won several legal electoral victories in some crucial states, including Colorado, where a judge rejected the most recent challenge against his candidacy under the 14th Amendment.

“The court orders the Secretary of State to place Donald J. Trump on the presidential primary ballot when it certifies the ballot on January 5, 2024,” U.S. District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace wrote in her ruling.

Wallace’s decision came after the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and six Colorado voters sued in September to remove Trump from the ballot in that state.

The legal appeal sought to rely on the Disqualification Clause, or Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits people who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States from holding the office of president of the nation or who have assisted those who participate in events of these characteristics.

The lawsuit particularly cited Trump’s alleged involvement in the events of January 6, 2021.

Ultimately, the legal challenge did not advance as the CREW group had hoped, and Trump won a new legal victory after similar challenges were also rejected in Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire.

According to Fox News, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung welcomed Judge Wallace’s decision to reject the challenge, calling it “another nail in the coffin of the un-American ballot challenges.”

“With this decision, Democrats’ 14th Amendment challenges have now been defeated in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire. These cases represent the most cynical and blatant political attempts to interfere with the upcoming presidential election by desperate Democrats who know Crooked Joe Biden is a failed president on the fast track to defeat,” Cheung said.