by HatetheSwamp on December 22, 2023 7:05 am
Good post. Thanks for starting this. From 30,000 feet, here's my concern:
In the 1860 election, ten southern states did precisely what the Colorado Supreme Court is attempting.
There were no ballots distributed for Lincoln in ten of the Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
As tantalizing as Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment clearly is to po and her woke, white electric limousine lovin progressive Swampcult gang, as I understand the historical context, what the south did in 1860 gives meaning to the entire Fourteenth Amendment itself...not all of the meaning of course, but the 1860 abomination is a significant part of the back story.
IMO, the Fourteenth Amendment itself constitutes a swiping of states' prerogative in conducting its own elections, giving, in Section 5, ultimate authority to the United States Congress. Since the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, states have limited freedom in controlling their elections.
Because of the Fourteenth Amendment, I'm pretty certain that, in this case, Colorado won't be permitted to do to Trump what those ten southern states were able to do to Lincoln in 1860.
In that way, the south lost the war.