Donald Trump handed Supreme Court victory as bid to block him from becoming President crushed

Donald Trump handed Supreme Court victory as bid to block him from becoming President crushed

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 04/03/2024

- 15:15

Updated: 04/03/2024

- 16:25

Colorado's decision to block Donald Trump's candidacy was unanimously overturned by America's highest court

Donald Trump's 2024 campaign has been handed a fresh boost after the Supreme Court ruled Colorado could not block the 45th President from the Centennial State's ballot.

America's highest court unanimously ruled that Trump, 77, will face-off against ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in Colorado on Super Tuesday tomorrow.

The Supreme Court said: "We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office.

"But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency."

Former President Donald Trump has been reinstated on the Colorado ticket

Former President Donald Trump has been reinstated on the Colorado ticket


The ruling, which specifically applied to Colorado's ruling, will likely deliver further legal boosts to Trump in Illinois and Maine.

Trump was ruled ineligible by Colorado's Supreme Court last year over his alleged involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol in 2021.

Trump appealed the ruling on January 3 and the court heard arguments last month.

Colorado's Republican Party requested that the Supreme Court rule before Tuesday’s key primary contest.

Members of the media outside Supreme Court

Members of the media set up their work area outside the Supreme Court as justices hear arguments in former Donald Trump's appeal


The ruling in favour of Trump was largely expected as conservative and liberal judges expressed concern with individual states having the power to decide the upcoming general election.

Chief Justice John Robert, a Republican, argued upholding Colorado's decision could set a precedent for other states to disqualify candidates in other states.

He said: "And it will come down to just a handful of states that are going to decide the presidential election. That’s a pretty daunting consequence."

Welcoming the decision, Trump wrote on social media: "Big win for America!"

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is expected to defeat Nikki Haley


Pastor Mark Burns, who is closely connected with Trump’s inner circle, also told GB News: "The American Supreme Court corrected the election interference attempt by the liberal state justice system of Colorado.

"The people of America will decide the next President of the United States, not Colorado liberals."

He added: "Justice delayed is, in fact, justice denied. The expeditious ruling by SCOTUS in unanimous fashion is proof positive that legal warfare won't be tolerated in the United States.

"There are still some things left in this country that are clear and evident."

Republican Overseas UK chairman Greg Swenson added: "It's really great news that it was unanimous. If it was 6-3, then I think people would scream it's conservative justices siding with their man.

"They were very smart to say that Congress can only make this decision. It's very consistent with the conservative wing of the court."

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley celebrated her first primary victory in the District of Columbia


Swenson, who supported Ron DeSantis' candidacy, also argued: "It proves the case that it wasn't only the indictment and the weaponisation of the justice system, it was the weaponisation of the electoral system ... The attitude of beating Trump by any means necessary is actually helping him."

Trump will go into Super Tuesday full of confidence for what many expect could deliver a knock-out blow to his Republican rival.

The 45th President is leading the Grand Old Party primary race with 244 delegates to Haley's 43.

Trump won in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, Idaho, Michigan and Missouri.

Haley celebrated her first victory in the District of Columbia but the ballot will come as a bitter-sweet moment with less than 2,000 votes cast.

The result from North Dakota's primary race, where Trump is expected to register another victory, is expected later today.

Tomorrow is a key test for the longevity of Haley's candidacy, with Super Tuesday witnessing contests in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

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