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Colorado court bans Trump from participating in primaries

Colorado court bans Trump from participating in primaries Donald Trump (photo: Getty Images)

The Supreme Court of Colorado in the United States has ruled to remove Donald Trump from the list of candidates for the presidency in 2024 due to his role in the protests near the Capitol on January 6, 2021, reports NBC News.

The ruling made Donald Trump the first presidential candidate in U.S. history to be barred from running under a rarely invoked constitutional provision that prohibits officials who have participated in "rebellion or insurrection" from holding public office.

By a narrow 4-3 margin, the court concluded that the Constitution prohibits a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2024 from appearing on the ballot because of his role "in inciting violence against the U.S. government."

The court's ruling applies only to the Colorado Republican primary on March 5, but the decision is likely to affect Trump's standing in the November 5 general election. The ruling has been postponed until an appeal is filed next month.

Trump's representatives have already called the court's decision erroneous and undemocratic and noted that it will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. elections

The next presidential election in the United States is scheduled for the fall of 2024.

According to forecasts, the main candidate for the Democrats will be the current American leader Joe Biden, and for the Republicans - the former head of state Donald Trump.

The votes should be officially counted by January 6, 2025, and the inauguration is scheduled for January 20.

Biden recently announced that he would run again for the U.S. presidency because of Trump.