Donald Trump Should be Disqualified
We believe that Donald Trump isn’t eligible to be the next President of the United States. This is what we told the Supreme Court in our Amicus Brief.
We believe that Donald Trump isn’t eligible to be the next President of the United States. The Colorado Supreme Court agreed. The fate of democratic elections now lies with the United States Supreme Court.
We filed an Amicus Brief asking the Supreme Court to disqualify Donald Trump. Here’s why:
1. Donald Trump Violated the 14th Amendment
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment states that any person who has taken an oath of office and engages in an insurrection or rebellion cannot hold any state or federal office again.
By inciting the insurrection on January 6, Donald Trump violated the 14th Amendment. Leading up to and on January 6, Donald Trump refused to accept the results of the 2020 election — a free and fair election. He encouraged his supporters to commit violent acts, including physically assaulting law enforcement.
Donald Trump continues to inject chaos into our country’s electoral system. After the violence on January 6, Trump celebrated the insurrectionists who violently attacked the Capitol as heroes and promised to pardon them, endorsing future violence.
2. Donald Trump is a Danger to our Democracy
The Founding Fathers identified two primary threats to democracy: violent insurrection and executive tyranny. To ensure the long-term safety of our democratic experiment, the Framers designed numerous checks and balances on majority rule, including qualifications for the Presidency and distributing power among the government branches. It is the Supreme Court’s responsibility to enforce checks and balances against executive tyranny.
Donald Trump has proven that he is willing to use any means to undermine the will of the voters in order to cling to tyrannical power. The January 6 insurrection, which Trump incited and supported, was designed to undermine our system of free and fair elections and the peaceful transition of power.
3. The Supreme Court has an Obligation to Protect Election Workers
In addition to the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly spread conspiracy theories about election workers. These unfounded accusations have resulted in a tide of violent and graphic threats against people who count and secure the vote. In fact, in just 11 states, more than 160 top election officials have resigned since November 2020. In large part, because they don’t want to put themselves or their families in harms way. They shouldn’t have to fear violence for just doing their jobs.
If the culture of violent threats and intimidation against these public servants continues, more election workers may be forced to leave their posts. Without election workers, there can be no elections. Without elections, there is no democracy.
For the safety and security of our democracy, the Supreme Court must disqualify Donald Trump from the ballot.