(TheRedAlertNews.com) – The left’s ill-minded attempt to keep Donald Trump from running in the 2024 election on a technicality is failing miserably, as Colorado has just become the third state where a judge snubbed a Fourteenth Amendment bid to disqualify the former president from running for office.
In a pivotal legal decision, a Colorado judge dismissed an attempt to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s 2024 election ballot.
Judge Sarah Wallace, in her extensive 102-page decision, determined that Trump does not meet the criteria of an “officer of the United States” as defined in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, thus not disqualifying him from holding office.
As a result, she directed Colorado’s secretary of state to include Trump in the primary election lineup.
At the same time, Wallace did conclude that Trump had “engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021 through incitement,” while also stating that his actions on that day are not protected by the First Amendment.
“While the Court agrees that there are persuasive arguments on both sides, the Court holds that the absence of the President from the list of positions to which the Amendment applies combined with the fact that Section Three specifies that the disqualifying oath is one to ‘support’ the Constitution whereas the Presidential oath is to ‘preserve, protect and defend’ the Constitution, it appears to the Court that for whatever reason the drafters of Section Three did not intend to include a person who had only taken the Presidential Oath,” the judge wrote in her decision.
Additionally, Wallace expressed her hesitation to adopt a reading of the law that “would disqualify a presidential candidate without a clear, unmistakable indication that such is the intent of Section Three.”
This legal challenge was initiated by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-wing donor-supported organization.
In October, they filed a lawsuit with the aim of removing Trump from the ballot, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
This section of the Amendment serves to disqualify “officers of the United States” who have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution but then participate in an “insurrection.”
Over the ten-day trial that commenced in October, a total of 70 witnesses provided testimony under oath.
In recent weeks, judges in Minnesota and Michigan already rejected legal bids to disqualify Trump from the ballot based on the 14th Amendment.