US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump is eligible to remain on Colarado ballot

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US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump is eligible to remain on Colarado ballot

The US Supreme Court has just struck down Colorado’s move to bar Donald Trump from its presidential primary.

Colorado’s top court removed the former president from its ballot in December, citing the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists running for office.

But Supreme Court justices were sceptical of the move at a hearing on 8 February, and accused the state of overstepping its authority.

And today they decided Trump will remain on the ballot.

It means Trump can run in the primary tomorrow, a day on which he could all but seal the Republican nomination.

Colorado will vote alongside 15 other states in a marathon contest dubbed Super Tuesday. The 77-year-old is widely expected to sweep the board and defeat his sole remaining opponent, his former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.