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Colorado Judge Won’t Bar Donald Trump from 2024 Ballot

HeadlineNov 20, 2023

Back in the U.S., a Colorado judge has ruled that Donald Trump “engaged in an insurrection” but that it does not bar him from appearing on the presidential ballot in 2024. The judge ruled the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists holding office does not apply to presidents. Friday’s ruling comes after courts in Michigan and Minnesota also shot down attempts to keep Trump off those states’ primary ballots.

In related news, new House Speaker Mike Johnson announced he’ll release 44,000 hours of footage from the January 6 Capitol insurrection to the public. With the move, Johnson fulfills a pledge he made to the far-right members of his party, whom he circumvented last week in order to pass a stopgap government funding bill. Extremist conspiracy theories alleging federal agents participated in the attack have already started recirculating since the first 90 hours of footage were released Friday. Democrats and other critics are warning the videos, which show in detail how rioters entered the Capitol complex and how lawmakers escaped, could endanger the safety of staff and congressmembers.

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