CO: Judge Says Disgraced Former President “Incited” January 6 Attack, But Keeps Him on Ballot

Source: Common Dreams

“A Colorado judge on Friday ruled that former U.S. President Donald Trump ‘engaged in insurrection’ on January 6, 2021 but allowed him to remain on the state’s 2024 presidential ballot due to a disupted technicality that critics hope will be reversed on appeal. Judge Sarah Wallace’s 102-page ruling states that Trump’s January 6 speech near the White House ‘incited imminent lawless violence.’ ‘Trump did so explicitly by telling the crowd repeatedly to ‘fight’ and to ‘fight like hell,’ to ‘walk down to the Capitol,’ and that they needed to take back our country’ through ‘strength,” she wrote. ‘He did so implicitly by encouraging the crowd that they could play by ‘very different rules’ because of the supposed fraudulent election.'” (11/19/23)