A group that is trying to remove former President Donald Trump from being featured on Colorado’s primary ballot for the 2024 presidential election has filed an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a ruling made last week that said he is to remain on the ballot.
The appeal challenges Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Wallace’s 100-plus page ruling Friday, which found Trump engaged in an “insurrection” by inciting the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, but that the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban” does not apply to Trump since the presidency is not an “office.”
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and six Colorado voters filed the lawsuit in September, calling on Trump to be removed from the ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, known as the disqualification clause.
The clause states that no person shall hold any office if they have “previously taken an oath as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States” or if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.”
Wallace dismissed the lawsuit,