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SCOTUS Appears Skeptical of Colorado’s Ruling That Disqualified Trump from the Ballot

HeadlineFeb 09, 2024

The Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Colorado’s ruling which disqualified Trump from the primary ballot for engaging in an insurrection. Both liberal and conservative justices expressed skepticism over Colorado’s case. This is Justice Elena Kagan.

Justice Elena Kagan: “I think that the question that you have to confront is why a single state should decide who gets to be president of the United States. In other words, you know, this question of whether a former president is disqualified, for insurrection, to be president again is — you know, just say it — it sounds awfully national to me. So whatever means there are to enforce it would suggest that they have to be federal, national means.”

The Supreme Court’s decision, expected in the coming weeks, will likely apply to any other state where efforts are underway to remove Trump from the ballot, such as Maine.

In other primary news, on Thursday, Trump won the Republican primary caucuses in Nevada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nevada also held its Democratic caucus, which Biden won.

In more election news, the Federal Communications Commission has banned AI-generated robocalls.

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