Colorado Court: Trump to Remain on Ballot

Colorado Court: Trump to Remain on Ballot
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The Facts

  • A Colorado court Friday ruled against a suit to bar Donald Trump from the state's primary ballot but criticized the former US president and Republican favorite for the GOP 2024 presidential nominee for his actions around the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.

  • Judge Sarah B. Wallace of the Denver court ruled that Trump had engaged in insurrection against the Constitution, citing his speech on Jan. 6, which saw him call on his supporters to "fight like hell."


The Spin

Pro-Trump narrative

The Colorado plaintiffs have made up their own definition of insurrection in another failed attempt to keep Trump off the ballot. While the judge's ruling is undoubtedly a victory for the former president, her insurrection opinion is a concerning echo of the left's falsehoods about the riots.

Anti-Trump narrative

Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017, swearing to preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution. Instead, he engaged in an elaborate scheme to overturn the results of a free and fair election. For months, he spread disinformation about the validity of the 2020 election results. He has no place on the ballot.


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