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Aderholt: Ballot challenges ‘probably helping’ Trump, U.S. Supreme Court can ‘put this to rest’

U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt appeared on Newsmax to discuss his visit to the Southern Border last week — as well as the ongoing attempt by multiple states, particularly Colorado, to ban former President Donald Trump from appearing on their 2024 Presidential Republican primary ballots.

“I can’t imagine that the Supreme Court would allow states to take a candidate off the ballot. That is just nonsense,” Aderholt said. “The President hasn’t even been convicted of anything.”

“So, it’s just politics completely on its face.”

Aderholt (R-Haleyville) also said he believes the broader effort to remove Trump from state ballots is actually helping the former president by signaling to voters their choices are being taken away from them.

“I think something has to be done. The Supreme Court has got to speak, has got to put this to rest,” he said. “This is probably helping the President, because I think the American people see through this and are very frustrated that these courts in each state are trying to decide who the President is going to be when its the people of the United States taken together as a whole should be making that decision.”

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Colorado’s ruling would bar the Colorado Secretary of State from placing Trump’s name on the ballot and counting any votes for the former President. That ruling is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court.

“I am convinced that the Supreme Court will do the right thing and at the end of the day they will say that a state or a secretary of state from a particular state like Colorado cannot make the decision to just take someone off the ballot because they feel that they’re not qualified.”

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on December 19, alleging that Trump was ineligible to appear on the Republican primary ballot in the state because he had violated the the 14th amendment.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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