States Supporting Trump in Ballot Removal Dispute: A List of 27

Former President Donald Trump, facing 16 state-level lawsuits seeking to exclude him from the 2024 ballot, garnered support from over 27 state attorneys general. They collectively submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, which agreed to adjudicate the eligibility issue following the Colorado State Supreme Court’s decision to bar Trump from the 2024 ballot.

Both Colorado and Maine cited a violation of the sedition/insurrection clause in the 14th Amendment as grounds for Trump’s ineligibility, a claim he refutes by emphasizing his exoneration from sedition or insurrection charges and asserting the protection of his comments under the 1st Amendment’s freedom of speech.

Trump contends that the “immunity” traditionally associated with the presidential office shields his actions. In response to the Colorado State Supreme Court’s decision, the Colorado GOP Board appealed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to render a verdict this week.

The amicus brief from 27 state attorneys general serves as a substantial support for Trump’s legal team as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for oral arguments. The brief urges the Court to prevent state courts from encroaching on Congress’s exclusive power, citing James Madison’s skepticism about the federal judiciary deciding presidential elections. It strongly asserts that the Colorado Supreme Court overstepped, intruding into uncharted territory and warns that upholding the Colorado ruling could lead to chaos.

“Voters who may wish to cast their ballots for former President Trump cannot know whether he ultimately will be excluded from the ballot in their State or others.”

“Many Americans will become convinced that a few partisan actors have contrived to take a political decision out of ordinary voters’ hands,” the brief warned.

“The Colorado Supreme Court has cast itself into a ‘political thicket,’ . . . and it is now up to this Court to pull it out,” the brief stated. “An authoritative answer from this Court is needed to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.”

Fox News legal analysts predict that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn the Colorado ban, a decision that would subsequently lead to the dismissal of Maine’s ban and the 16 ongoing cases, all spearheaded by Democrats.

Trending Politics reportedThese 27 states now join the Republican National Committee and the House GOP Campaign Committee in filing Amicae briefs in Trump’s favor. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on Jan. 8th. Indiana and West Virginia were enjoined by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and North Dakota.