In a shocking turn of events, former President Donald Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court decision that removed him from the state’s primary ballot has drawn a massive crowd of overnight bystanders outside the steps of the highest court in Washington, D.C. You can’t make this stuff up, folks! It’s like the Super Bowl for political junkies!
Trump’s appeal is the result of a group of Colorado voters filing a lawsuit to disqualify him from holding the presidency under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This has caused a real hullabaloo among his supporters. There are reports of people camping out for over 42 hours just to get a glimpse of the proceedings! This is like Black Friday but with more drama and less discounted flat-screen TVs.
NOW: at least 30 people now lined up outside the Supreme Court in anticipation of the Trump 14th Amendment ballot dispute.
Oral arguments start on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Some of these people have been here since yesterday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/2JtvK58mvm
— Kaelan Deese (@KaelanDC) February 7, 2024
Jesse Bills, a hardcore Trump supporter from North Carolina, has been the poster child for this whole debacle. He’s been out there braving sub-40-degree temperatures, passionately advocating for Trump’s return to the ballot because, in his words, “everybody has that right to vote, and you’re just taking votes away from people that want to vote for Trump.” Jesse is a real trooper, fighting the good fight for his favorite politician.
And then we’ve got Shade Streeter, a 26-year-old man from Oregon, who’s just as eager as a kid on Christmas morning to witness history in the making. He wants a front-row seat to see the justices’ reactions and the counsels’ responses because, let’s face it, nothing beats live drama, right? It’s like a political soap opera unfolding right before their very eyes.
But not everyone in the crowd is Team Trump. Tim from Seattle (full name concealed for dramatic effect) is hoping the 14th Amendment will be applied to Trump and find him ineligible to run for office. He’s all about due process and believes that the insurrection clause applies directly to the former president. Talk about a plot twist worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster!
The case itself has sparked intense political conversation among the spectators. One non-Trump voter even raised concerns about millions of voters potentially being disenfranchised if the former president isn’t allowed on certain state primary ballots. It’s like a real-life political thriller, with high schoolers, law students, and congressional staffers all weighing in on the matter.
And let’s not forget about the star of the show, Norma Anderson, the 91-year-old namesake of the case. She’s been a real rebel, voting for third-party candidates and briefly exiting the Republican Party in 2018 because of Trump. Now, she’s taken her fight to the courts. You go, Norma!
As if things couldn’t get any juicier, Trump’s legal team is prepared to argue that he should remain on the ballot for a laundry list of reasons. From claiming that Section 3 isn’t self-executing to arguing that Trump was just exercising his free speech rights on the day of the riot, they’ve got a whole arsenal of defenses ready to fire.
This whole circus has the potential to divide the country even further at a time when trust in the high court is already at an all-time low. People are on the edge of their seats, whispering about whether the justices could be split ideologically when they finally hand down their decision. It’s like a political thriller unfolding right before our eyes, and we can’t get enough of it!
So, buckle up, folks. Thursday’s oral arguments are expected to bring some much-needed clarity to this wild ride of a case. And who knows, this might just be the beginning of a long and bumpy legal journey for our former president. It’s like the political version of “Law & Order,” and we are here for every dramatic twist and turn!