The Republican Party of Colorado is making a last minute attempt to ensure that President Donald Trump has his name on the state’s presidential ballot this fall.
On Monday, the Colorado GOP filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court asking the high court to overturn a decision made by the Colorado Secretary of State that would have removed Trump’s name from the ballot.
The Secretary of State ruled that because Trump had failed to file the required documents with the state of Colorado, his name would not be allowed to appear on the November ballot. His campaign had argued that the secretary of state’s deadline of Sept. 1 was too early, and that Trump had met the federal requirements to appear on the ballot.
The Colorado Republican Party argued in its petition that the Secretary of State’s decision was a violation of its First Amendment right of association, as they should have the right to pick the candidates they support for president.
The Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will take up the case, but if it does, it would be the latest legal battle over the November election. Trump’s reelection effort has already seen several court cases in several states attempting to challenge voter registration systems and other voting laws in the battleground states.
The Colorado GOP’s petition is just the latest chapter in what could be a very long battle to ensure that Donald Trump appears on the November presidential ballot. The Trump campaign has already filed a series of lawsuits in several states and this case could join a crowded legal landscape.
But the Colorado Republican Party is hopeful that the nation’s highest court will hear its plea and keep President Trump on the ballot in the state this fall. If the Supreme Court decides to hear the case, it is sure to be another hotly contested battle in what is already shaping up to be an incredibly contested election.