Ramaswamy Pledges To Withdraw From Colorado Ballot Over Trump Decision
Credit must be given where credit is due. In a brilliant move, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy announced his intention to withdraw from Colorado’s GOP primary election in protest of the state Supreme Court rejecting former President Donald Trump.
The entrepreneur correctly declared that the state court move is what an attack on democracy truly looks like. Democrats are fond of terming any conservative initiative related to elections in this manner, and now they produced a golden example.
Ramaswamy called it “an un-American, unconstitutional and unprecedented decision.”
Posting on X, formerly Twitter, the candidate noted that radical Democrats deployed “every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in this election.” Now they resorted to weaponizing the Fourteenth Amendment in a manner never before seen to block his path.
The court booted Trump from the ballot in a controversial 4-3 decision. This made Colorado the first state to succeed in the Democratic effort to rewrite the nation’s election laws.
BREAKING: Vivek Ramaswamy vows to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary unless Donald Trump is on the ballot & calls on other GOP candidates to do the same.
Vivek went on to say that if other GOP candidates refuse, they are "endorsing this illegal maneuver."
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Ramaswamy said in his statement, “I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie and Nikki Haey do the same immediately — or else they have tacitly endorsed this illegal maneuver.”
The Colorado court placed its ruling on hold so Trump may ask for a review from the U.S. Supreme Court. His name will remain on the ballot until the nine justices take up the appeal.
This hardly provides even the appearance of legitimacy for the court’s action.
It is not for judges to determine who the citizenry may choose as president, and the Constitution clearly defines who is eligible for that role. All seven members of Colorado’s highest court were appointed by Democratic governors.
After dubiously determining that Trump engaged in insurrection, the court wrote, “The Secretary may not list President Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot, nor may she count any write-in votes cast for him.”
All of which underscored the Democratic fantasy to control national elections in favor of the left. It is now up to the Supreme Court to do the right thing and overturn this blatantly unconstitutional action.