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SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Trump—and Due Process and the Rule of Law

Bellevue—In a big win for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in his favor in his appeal over the state of Colorado disqualifying him from the primary ballot.

The unanimous 9-0 opinion from SCOTUS is also a victory for election integrity.

“This case raises the question whether the States, in addition to Congress, may also enforce Section 3. 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,” reads a crucial sentence from the SCOTUS opinion.

Additionally: “Responsibility for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States,” and therefore the “judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand.”

Today’s unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court confirms what the WAGOP has been saying for months.

“Eccentric readings of Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment make for weak and not compelling arguments about removing Donald Trump—and any candidate, really—from ballots,” says WAGOP Chairman Jim Walsh.

“WAGOP is heartened that all nine Justices have come to the same conclusion we did,” adds Chairman Walsh. “Today’s decision also aligns with the decision reached several weeks ago by the Washington state court in Thurston County, hearing similar weak and emotionally overwrought arguments.”

“These court decisions aren’t just wins for one candidate or one political party,” he further notes. “They are wins for our nation’s democratic institutions. They are wins for everyone’s due process rights. They are wins for the rule of law. They are wins for sanity. God Bless America!”