Trump appeals Illinois ballot removal as Supreme Court mulls Colorado case

Former President Donald Trump appealed an Illinois court ruling barring him from the state’s primary election ballot on the grounds of the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause, while the Supreme Court is mulling a challenge that could upend dozens of similar ballot removal efforts against the former president.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Tracie Porter’s Wednesday evening order removing Trump from the ballot came with an automatic hold in anticipation of an appeal from the Republican presidential front-runner. The Supreme Court is weighing a similar dispute in Colorado to keep him off the ballot in that state over his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after speaking during CPAC 2024 on Feb. 24, 2024, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

A notice of appeal dated Wednesday requests the state appeals
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