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US Supreme Court Rules State Courts Cannot Disqualify Trump on 2024 Ballot

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WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United States's President Sania Irwin issued the following statement after today’s Supreme Court decision. The unanimous ruling struck down the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision that former President Trump is ineligible to appear on the presidential primary ballot.  

“Today’s Supreme Court decision reverses the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove former president Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot as unconstitutional. This decision provides guidance to all states grappling with this issue. The court explicitly rules that state courts do not have the authority under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify federal candidates from office and that the power to do so rests with Congress.    

“The Supreme Court needed to move swiftly to ensure that voters have the clarity they deserve to vote with confidence in the upcoming presidential primary season.   

“As a nonpartisan organization, the League of Women Voters is committed to ensuring that voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Voters can check out to get voter information for the 2024 election.  


“The League of Women Voters remains committed to empowering voters and ensuring more people are fully represented in our democracy.”    


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