One Democrat betrayed their party after handing Trump this victory

The Left’s ranks aren’t nearly as strong as they thought. Now they’re bleeding support.

And one Democrat betrayed their party after handing Trump this victory.

The Colorado secretary of state will include former President Donald Trump on the 2024 Colorado primary ballot after Republicans filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, the Colorado GOP filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court after the state Supreme Court’s decision to remove Trump from the primary ballot.

Following the appeal, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold indicated that she will include Trump on the primary ballot on the Jan. 5 certification date, unless the U.S. Supreme Court supports the lower court’s order or declines to take up the case.

“Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the Constitution from the Colorado Ballot,” Griswold said in a press statement.

“The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. This decision is now being appealed,” she continued.

“I urge the U.S. Supreme Court to act quickly given the upcoming presidential primary election.”

Trump’s participation on the ballot poses an unprecedented predicament for the U.S. Supreme Court amid two dueling opinions — the controversial Colorado ruling and the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling batting down a request to remove Trump from the primary ballot there.

The Colorado Supreme Court postponed its ruling until Jan. 4 to provide time for an appeal of its decision.

The two states’ contradicting verdicts will certainly spur the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, which will set the legal precedent for the rest of the country.

The U.S. Supreme Court has a ticking political time bomb on its hands: The body will have to determine the case before Super Tuesday, March 5.

According to Griswold’s news release, the deadline for 2024 primary ballots to be given out to military voters is Jan. 20.

Additionally, Feb. 12 is the first day that ballots will be mailed out to voters, and at the end of the month, on Feb. 26, the first day of primary voting takes place.

It is unclear what would happen to any released votes if the U.S. Supreme Court refuses the appeal or doesn’t take up the issue after they are sent out.

Earlier this month, the Colorado Supreme Court, in a 4-3 vote, overruled a lower court ruling that permitted Trump to appear on the ballot as a presidential contender.

The initial verdict said that a president is not among the officials who can be disqualified from voting.

The Colorado Supreme Court declared on December 19 that Trump is ineligible to appear on the primary ballot pursuant to the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Colorado Supreme Court concurrently postponed that ruling until January 4, with the stay continuing in the event of an appeal.

“By excluding President Trump from the ballot, the Colorado Supreme Court engaged in an unprecedented disregard for the First Amendment right of political parties to select the candidates of their choice and a usurpation of the rights of the people to choose their elected officials,” attorneys for the state Republican party wrote in a petition after the Dec. 19 ruling.

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