The Former United States of America (USA) president Donald Trump will not appear in the 2024 presidential primary ballot.
This is after a court of appeal in Colorado ruled on Tuesday that Trump was involved in the attack on the Capitol in January 2021.
Trump’s campaign team immediately said they would appeal the stunning legal decision.
“A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado ruled.
“It would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.”
The judgment comes after a group of voters challenged a ruling that had been made earlier that Trump’s involvement in the January riot could not prevent him from vying again.
The ruling hinged on the interpretation of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution which bars someone from holding any office if they engage in insurrection after oath-taking.
The amendment cannot apply to the republican candidate’s presidency because he is left off the list of the federal elected positions affected.
Noah Bookbinder of campaign group Citizens for Ethics, which brought the case, took to social media to hail the ruling, calling it “a huge moment for democracy.”
The court placed its ruling on hold, anticipating an appeal to the US Supreme Court, which Trump’s campaign immediately said it would seek.
“We will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and a concurrent request for a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision.” The campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said.
Cheung said the “all-Democrat appointed” panel was doing the bidding of a “(George) Soros-funded, left-wing group’s scheme to interfere in an election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden.”
According to Trump supporters, Americans have lost faith in Biden’s presidency and that he (Biden) is doing everything to stop the American voters from voting them out of office next November.
Trump’s historic indictments for allegedly leading a criminal conspiracy to steal the 2020 election — one at the federal level and another in Georgia — have opened a frenzied legal debate over his eligibility for future office.