Is This the End for Donald Trump?

( – The Colorado Supreme Court decision to bar Trump from the 2024 ballot could spell the end of his presidential bid, if the SCOTUS affirms the decision. Most political observers believe that outcome is unlikely due to several factors, however.

Founder of the New Democrat Network Simon Rosenberg said that it was “remarkable” that there was “a non-zero chance” Trump could be banned off the ballot, effectively ending his presidential bid sometime in the next few weeks.

The Colorado decision claimed Trump was ineligible due to a 14th Amendment provision that prohibits anyone who had participated in an “insurrection” from running for office. The amendment was intended to prohibit Confederate soldiers and officers from running for government positions in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Trump’s team has argued that Trump has never been convicted of the crime of insurrection, and there’s a lot of debate about whether or not the events of January 6th even qualify as such. J6ers were not armed and had no intention of formally seizing power to control the government.

Trump denied all wrongdoing and even pointed to the fact he instructed his supporters to go home in peace that afternoon. That tweet was deleted, however, after Twitter nuked his account on January 8th, 2021. Trump’s account was restored after Elon Musk purchased the platform.

The 4-3 decision from the Colorado court was also stayed in the ruling itself, pending input from SCOTUS, until January 4th, 2024. Despite headlines claiming Trump was banned off the ballot, that’s an inaccurate and deceptive characterization of the news.

Spokesman for Trump, Steven Cheung, pointed out that the civil suit brought before the “all-Democrat appointed” court was sponsored by none other than the infamous billionaire George Soros. Cheung characterized the suit as election interference by Biden’s allies, designed to prevent Trump from acquiring additional votes in the general tally, and to demoralize Trump’s supporters in the state.

Trump’s defense will focus on two aspects of the 14th Amendment in arguments before the SCOTUS: 1.) Trump as president is immune from the clause and 2.) Trump wasn’t convicted of any criminal charges that resemble insurrection. Many observers believe the decision is likely to be overturned.

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