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Colorado Court Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Seeking to Bar Trump from 2024 Ballot

HeadlineOct 31, 2023

In Denver, Colorado, opening arguments got underway Monday in a case brought by voters seeking to ban Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 presidential ballot. Lawyer Eric Olson argued Trump should be removed under the “insurrection” provision of the 14th Amendment adopted after the Civil War.

Eric Olson: “Our Constitution prevents people who betrayed their solemn oath, as Trump did here, from serving in office again. Colorado law gives these voters the rights to make sure their votes will count by coming to this court and ensuring that only eligible candidates appear on our ballots.”

A similar lawsuit is being heard by Minnesota’s Supreme Court this week.

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