‘This is a mistake!’ Donald Trump set for ‘bump in the polls’ after Colorado ballot

‘This is a mistake!’ Donald Trump set for ‘bump in the polls’ after Colorado ballot

Donald Trump set for 'bump in polls' after Colorado ballot

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 20/12/2023

- 15:20

Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump cannot run for President in next year's election

Donald Trump may receive a "bump" in the polls after the Supreme Court in Colorado ruled that the former US President "cannot run" in next year's election a US commentator has said.

The Court implemented the first ever use of Section 3 of the US Constitution's 14th Amendment, which can disqualify a presidential candidate from the primary ballot.

In the ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court won 4-3 on the decision that Trump was not an eligible candidate, following the insurrection over the US Capitol riots in 2021.

The justices declared in their ruling that they "do not reach these conclusions lightly", and are "mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us".

Donald Trump

A court in Colorado has disqualified Donald Trump from the 2024 election ballot


The decision however does not stop Donald Trump from running in the election in the other states.

Trump's campaign team has said they will appeal the decision with the US Supreme Court, branding the ruling "completely flawed".

Speaking to GB News, Greg Swenson of Republicans Overseas UK reacted to the ruling and expressed concern for a fresh push of support for the former President.

Swenson agreed with GB News host Andrew Pierce that the decision would be "overturned" in the Supreme Court.

Swenson explained: "I think that it's very likely to go to the Supreme Court and it's likely to go there quickly.

"This will probably give him another bump in the polls. He's obviously gotten major bumps from the indictments and of course the mug shot. But remember, I'm not supporting President Trump in the primaries.

"I'd rather see Ron De Santis be elected or win the nomination and The White House, I think he'd be a better President.

"But that doesn't mean I want unelected bureaucrats or judges or a weaponised justice system to decide who should be on the ballot or not. So I think this is a mistake."

Greg Swenson

Greg Swenson says the Colorado ballot was a 'mistake'

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Detailing the impact of the ruling on current President Joe Biden, Swenson highlighted that the Democrats "want Donald Trump to be the candidate" against Biden, but claimed "they are starting to worry that he will beat Biden".

Swenson expanded: "I think it goes back to the Democrats really using, by any means necessary, trying to stop the President. Now it's again, it's backfired in the near term.

"I think the Democrats want Trump to be the candidate or at least they did a few months ago, now that it looks like he will be the candidate, they're starting to worry that he could beat President Biden.

"And that's probably another reason we saw some of these cases that are being prosecuted to get rid of Trump, to get him off the ballot.

"I don't know that it'll work but I think there's a real lack of confidence in Biden right now and you didn't have that six or nine months ago. I think the Democrats are really worried about President Biden's chances."

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