Former U.S. President Donald Trump has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after the Colorado Supreme Court barred him from the state’s Republican Party primary for his role in the insurrection leading up to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Trump, who leads with a clear advantage over other candidates, in the race to nominate the Republican presidential candidate in electionswhich will take place in November this year, is contesting Colorado Supreme Court verdict of December 19.
The court banned Trump from participating in the state’s primary elections under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which disqualifies candidates for public office who “have participated in insurrection or insurrection.” This is about Donald Trump inciting the attack on the Capitol building in Washington on January 6, 2021.
The Associated Press emphasizes that for the first time in US history a court used this provision.
Trump is appealing state court rulings
Earlier, Trump’s lawyers appealed from the democratic decision of the Secretary of State in Maine, Shenny Bellows, who also disqualified Trump from running in that state’s primary election for the same reason.
Both decisions are not final until the appeal is considered.
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