27 states file an amicus brief in Supreme Court to keep Trump on the Colorado ballot

The Supreme Court is set to hear the arguments for the brief on Feb. 8.

Published: January 6, 2024 5:23pm

Twenty-seven states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging the court to keep former President Donald Trump on the Colorado ballot. 

You can read the brief here:

Attorneys general in the states of West Virginia, Indiana and multiple other states argued in the filing that declaring Trump an "insurrectionist" under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution would have "vast consequences that reach far beyond Colorado."

The Supreme Court is set to hear the arguments for the brief on Feb. 8, according to Fox News.

Last year, the Colorado Supreme Court determined that Trump engaged in an insurrection against the U.S. via the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and was therefore ineligible to appear on the 2024 presidential ballot.

The state's GOP filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced shortly after the appeal that she will include Trump on the primary ballot on the Jan. 5 certification deadline, unless the higher court decides not to take up the case or rules in agreement with the state.

"Voters who may wish to cast their ballots for former President Trump cannot know whether he ultimately will be excluded from the ballot in their State or others," the amicus brief filed by the 27 states reads, according to Fox News. 

"Many Americans will become convinced that a few partisan actors have contrived to take a political decision out of ordinary voters’ hands," they warn.

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