A recent controversial Colorado Supreme Court decision to ban former President Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential election has other liberal politicians jumping on the “ban Trump” bandwagon. Liberals are seemingly trying every legal maneuver they can imagine to keep Trump from winning next year.
The fervor over banning Trump has filtered to the highest levels of government in some blue states. They want Trump out and are calling for his name to be removed from ballots.
Banning Trump is a serious issue that is being debated by some of the smartest people in the judicial system on both sides of the aisle. The case will get worked out from a constitutional perspective, but in the meantime powerful people who don’t have to be smart are making decisions about election ballots.
This was born out when California Democratic Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis made a glaring mistake in her letter to the state’s secretary of state demanding Trump be tossed from the ballot.
From the Daily Caller:
“The Colorado decision can be the basis for a similar decision here in our state,” the letter stated. “The constitution is clear, you must be 40 years old and not be an insurrectionist.”
She put her constitutional intelligence on full display. The Constitution provides three qualifications to be president: the candidate must be a natural-born citizen, must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years and must be at least 35, not 40.
The Colorado decision in question is the 4-3 decision issued by the state supreme court stating Trump violated the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban” and is ineligible to be on the ballot in the state. The ruling is stayed until Jan. 4 pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake is settling the issue by Jan. 5 which is the statutory deadline to finalize the list of candidates for the Republican primary.
Kounalakis’ letter was quick on the draw to urge all efforts to stop Trump before the primary begins. She railed about “honoring the rule of law” and “protecting the fundamental pillars of our democracy” as she demanded a ruling to stop a free election by the people.
“I urge you to explore every legal option to remove former President Donald Trump from California’s 2024 presidential primary ballot,” the letter stated. “California is obligated to determine if Trump is ineligible for the California ballot for the same reasons described in the Colorado case.”
The Colorado case was a close vote with harsh dissent from Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright. All of the justices were appointed by Democrat governors.
“In the absence of an insurrection-related conviction, I would hold that a request to disqualify a candidate under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment is not a proper cause of action under Colorado’s election code,” Boatright said.
- A top-ranking California official made a glaring mistake about the presidency.
- Gov. Eleni Kounalakis said presidents must be 40 when they can be 35 to run.
- Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice dissented against decision banning Trump.
Source: Daily Caller