Colorado Judge Refuses to Dismiss Trump “Insurrection” Case Aimed at Removing Him from State Ballot; Case Moves to Trial

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Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims former President Donald Trump engaged in “insurrection” on January 6, and therefore, his name should not appear on the state’s 2024 presidential ballot. In three separate attempts to have the lawsuit dismissed, Trump’s legal team and the Colorado GOP have been blocked by Wallace each time.  The lawsuit claims it would violate the 14th Amendment if Trump’s name is on the ballot as it prohibits anyone from holding office who has engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States. Judge Wallace wrote in her 24-page ruling that Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s authority to remove Trump’s name from the ballot “is a pivotal issue and one best reserved for trial.”  This means the case will proceed to trial on October 30 to determine if it has merit to block Trump’s name from the state’s ballot.