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Trump allowed to participate in upcoming elections, US Supreme Court rules

Trump allowed to participate in upcoming elections, US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot be excluded from the electoral ballots in future elections, according to NBC News.

The Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Colorado court, which stated that Trump did not have the right to run again after he attempted to disrupt the 2020 elections when Joe Biden won.

The court decided that the Colorado Supreme Court wrongly assumed that states could determine whether a candidate could participate in elections following the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

The ruling states that Congress, not the states, has to establish the rules for the application of the 14th Amendment.

This decision ensures that Trump will remain not only on the Colorado electoral ballot but also in Maine and Illinois, where local courts have made similar decisions about the former president.


Last year the Colorado court decided to ban Trump from participating in the US presidential elections because he tried to influence the results of the 2020 elections.

The lawsuit was filed by six residents of Colorado in September and was partially granted by the trial court, after which it was appealed to the state Supreme Court.

The US Supreme Court began hearing the case in early February.

For more details on the attempt to ban Trump from upcoming elections, read the article on RBC-Ukraine.