South Carolina Joins 27 Other States Contesting Colorado Decision to Bar Trump From Ballot

Emma Grant

An attorney general from South Carolina, Alan Wilson, has joined a group of 27 states that are protesting Colorado’s choice to take former President Donald Trump off the ballot.

The coalition wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision. The Colorado Supreme Court said that Trump couldn’t run for office because he was involved in the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. This was because of the insurrection clause in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

Wilson thinks that states don’t have the power to keep Trump off the ballot and that these moves are driven by politics rather than the law.

The Supreme Court’s job in the Colorado election case is to look over the facts of the case and decide if former President Donald Trump is eligible to run for office in the state.

The Colorado Supreme Court said that Trump could not be on the ticket because he was involved in an insurrection, which is against the 14th Amendment. Trump and the Colorado Republican Party took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and asked the judges to overturn the decision of the state high court.

People think that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in this case will have huge effects on the 2024 presidential election and on American democracy as a whole.

Alan Wilson, the attorney general of South Carolina, is against the Colorado ballot decision because he thinks that states shouldn’t be able to keep Hillary Clinton off the ticket.

Wilson says that the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to take Trump off the ticket because of the insurrection clause in the U.S. Constitution (Section 3 of the 14th Amendment) is unconstitutional and would keep millions of people from voting.

Wilson thinks that these attempts are driven by politics and not by the rule of law. He is one of 27 states that have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling made by the Colorado Supreme Court.


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