Colorado justices threatened after Trump's ballot suspension

 December 27, 2023

An investigation has been started into threats made against public officials in the state of Colorado in recent days.

Threats made against the justices of the Colorado Supreme Court are being investigated by federal and local criminal enforcement authorities. News has been filtering in that the justices have received backlash from their recent decision, as CPR reported.

This comes after the justices narrowly disqualified former President Trump from appearing on the Republican primary ballot in Colorado last week.

As part of its investigation of incidents that have been aimed at some justices, the Denver Police Department has increased the number of patrols that are conducted around their residences.

Officers On Scene

The department also stated that it will offer additional security help if it is required.

On Thursday evening, officers arrived to the residence of one justice; however, the situation looked to be a "hoax report," according to the responding officers. According to the authorities, likewise, the investigation into the case is still ongoing.

There is a lack of clarity regarding the nature of the other threats, and the department has not been entirely forthcoming with any additional information, due to the fact that investigations are still ongoing.

The FBI office in the area issued a statement in which it stated that it is collaborating with local law enforcement in their efforts.

“We will vigorously pursue investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation,” said public affairs officer Vikki Migoya in a statement regarding the challenging turn of events taking place in Colorado.

The Decision

In a decision that was handed down last week, the highest court in Colorado concluded by a vote of 4-3 that President Trump had committed insurrection and is therefore prohibited by the Constitution from running for public office again.

This was due to an interpretation of the 14th Amendment's qualifications for a public office holder.

Because this ruling is currently being challenged to the Supreme Court of the United States, Trump may still be on the ballot for the Republican nomination for president on March 5.

By January 5th, the Secretary of State of Colorado must certify the ballot for that primary election. If the United States Supreme Court allows an appeal to be heard by January 4, the Secretary of State is obligated to proceed with including Trump's name.

Nevertheless, if he is ultimately disqualified, any vote that was cast for him will not be tallied.

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