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