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Trump’s Ballot Battle: Secret Worries Emerge as Supreme Court Decision Looms on Colorado Exclusion

Donald Trump privately fears Supreme Court could back Colorado's decision to take him off the ballot: report (Photo: Google)

Trump is afraid that the Supreme Court might side with Colorado and keep him off the ticket.

Donald Trump privately fears Supreme Court could back Colorado’s decision to take him off the ballot: report (Photo: Google)

Trump’s Concerns Amidst Legal Challenges and Ballot Exclusions

Colorado unexpectedly removed Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican primary ballot, claiming he was disqualified under the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause. In her 34-page judgment, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows pronounced Trump ineligible, invoking the 14th Amendment. Trump’s aides are planning legal challenges to both decisions.

Trump privately worries that the Supreme Court may sustain the verdicts, despite declaring confidence to friends. Despite appointing three conservative Supreme Court justices, he fears courts will rule against him to avoid seeming “political.”. A person with intimate knowledge of Trump’s private discussions communicated his worries.

The exclusion of Trump was based on his alleged incitement of supporters on January 6, 2021. On that day, Trump sent supporters to the Capitol to impede the 2020 election’s certification and peaceful transition of power, according to Bellows. Colorado also said on January 6, 2021, that Trump violated the 14th Amendment, which bars insurrectionists from running for office.

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Chris Christie’s Concerns and Trump Camp’s Accusations

GOP presidential contender Chris Christie called Maine’s choice a “martyrdom.” Christie worried that presenting Trump as a victim would reinforce his victimization narrative. A Trump campaign official called Bellows a “virulent leftist” and accused him of trying to steal the election.

Trump’s spokeswoman accused Democrats in blue states of trying to “summarily remove President Trump’s name from the ballot” and disenfranchise American voters. The statement called the judgments an unlawful suspension of American voters’ civil rights, increasing the Trump primary ballot exclusion rhetoric.

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