Lawmakers are lining up to help Trump to get on the ballot

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The radical Left has weaponized the judicial system with one goal – keep Donald Trump off the ballot.

The Democrats have been accused of saying they “want to preserve democracy by stifling it.”

But now Trump’s legal team is feeling reinvigorated after gaining support from scores of lawmakers.

Colorado Supreme Court issues “mindful” opinion in December

Donald Trump’s reelection effort is being targeted by multiple states run by radical leftists that want to stop America from voting for their chosen candidate in 2024. 

Some states have tried to remove him under the 14th Amendment, and ultimately the courts in their states have rejected the attempts.

One key exception is in the state of Colorado, where their Supreme Court was the one that chose to remove the former President. 

The court argues that Trump’s efforts to redress grievances surrounding the 2020 election led to the demonstrations on January 6th—which they call an insurrection. 

In December, the court issued a statement saying, “we are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions before [the court] …and mindful of [the] solemn duty to apply the law…” 

The Justices on the Colorado Supreme Court knew their decision wouldn’t be received well by the public.

Large swath of Republicans in Congress finally signal support for Trump

After weeks of inaction by Trump’s fellow Republicans, Congress is finally standing up for the former President in the Colorado case. 

Last week, Ted Cruz and Steve Scalise filed an Amicus Curiae Brief to the United States Supreme Court, asking them to review the case in Colorado.

The brief received support from an additional 177 GOP Congress Members. 

Nearly 90 percent of Republicans in the Senate signed onto the brief, including Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, and Mitch McConnell. 

In the House, over 130 of the 219 Republican lawmakers signed on in support of Rep. Steve Scalise. 

Speaker Johnson and Whip Tom Emmer both signed in support of the former President’s interests. 

The brief argued that Congress had the sole right to issue judgment according to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and the ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court “intrudes” on the powers of Congress. 

The lawmakers would like to see the U.S. Supreme Court intervene.

Trump calls for “decisive end” to ballot rigging warning of “bedlam”

Now, following the issuance of the amicus brief, Donald Trump’s legal team has filed its own brief with the highest court. 

“The Court should put a swift and decisive end to these ballot-disqualification efforts, which threaten to disenfranchise tens of millions of Americans…” it reads.

Trump’s team warns that if these unconstitutional efforts spread to other states, then it would “unleash chaos and bedlam” ahead of a consequential election. 

The written argument reminded the court that Trump had not been found guilty of insurrection in any court.

“The fact remains President Trump did not commit or participate in the unlawful acts that occurred at the Capitol, and this Court cannot tolerate a regime that allows a candidate’s eligibility for office to hinge on a trial court’s assessment of dubious witness testimony…” they wrote.

Oral arguments in the case are scheduled at the Supreme Court on February 8th. Only time will tell where the conservative-led SCOTUS will fall.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.