The Colorado Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s finding and removed former President Donald Trump from the state's Republican primary ballot, ruling that he is ineligible to hold office under the 14th Amendment, Courthouse News reports. The order also prevents the secretary of state from counting any write-in entries for Trump. Colorado's highest court stayed its decision until Jan. 4 — the state’s deadline to certify ballots — in anticipation of review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
While Trump has successfully blocked similar lawsuits in other states, Colorado law uniquely allows voters to petition the court for pre-election review. Other states are now exploring their options. In California, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis has asked the state’s secretary of state to determine if Trump should be removed from the presidential primary ballot there, according to Courthouse News.