Donald Trump is barred from Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot, the state Supreme Court rules

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that former President Donald Trump is barred from appearing on Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot. The ruling upheld a decision by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who had been sued by two Republican voters who argued that her action violated the state’s election law. In a unanimous ruling, the court said Griswold had followed the letter of the law when she concluded that Trump was not qualified for the ballot, pointing to the former president’s involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. “We focus on the statute’s plain language, which empowers the secretary in her discretion to evaluate whether an individual is or is not fit for office,” the court said.