Dude, where’s my candidate?: Lincoln, the ballot, and the election of 1860




Zander, Cecily Nelson

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Emerging Civil War


Growing up in Colorado, I became accustomed to my home state being largely irrelevant to the national news cycle. This pattern has begun to change in recent years, however, as the Centennial State has asserted itself as a critical player in national politics. On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, Colorado’s Supreme Court affirmed its willingness to make political waves with a ruling declaring that Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is disqualified from holding federal office because he engaged in “insurrection” against the United States in the lead up to the events of January 6, 2021. As a result, as of this writing, Trump will not be eligible to appear on the ballot for Colorado’s Republican Primary in March.


Article originally published by Emerging Civil War. English. Published December 2023. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2023/12/21/dude-wheres-my-candidate-lincoln-the-ballot-and-the-election-of-1860/
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Abraham Lincoln, Election of 1860, Voting, Politics


This is the published version of an article that is available at https://emergingcivilwar.com/2023/12/21/dude-wheres-my-candidate-lincoln-the-ballot-and-the-election-of-1860/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. N. (2023, December 21). Dude, where’s my candidate?: Lincoln, the ballot, and the election of 1860. Emerging Civil War. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.