DeSantis Won’t Follow Ramaswamy And Withdraw From Colorado Ballot

Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), announced that he will not follow Vivek Ramaswamy’s lead and voluntarily remove his name from the Colorado ballot as a protest against the exclusion of former President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, a split decision from the Colorado Supreme Court declared former President Donald Trump disqualified for the White House under the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause. Consequently, he was removed from the state’s presidential primary ballot, paving the way for a probable legal battle in the Supreme Court.

In response, Ramaswamy pledged to remove his name from the Colorado primary ballot unless former President Trump is reinstated.

Ramaswamy posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, “This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado. Having tried every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in this election, the bipartisan Establishment is now deploying a new tactic to bar him from ever holding office again: the 14th Amendment.”

He continued, “I pledge to *withdraw* from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country.”

During a Newsmax interview, Ron DeSantis was asked if he would follow Ramaswamy’s lead and remove his name from the ballot as well.

DeSantis responded, “No, I think that’s just playing into the left. I think the case will get overturned by the Supreme Court, but I’ve qualified for all the ballots, I’m competing in all the states and I’m going to accumulate the delegates necessary. That’s the whole name of the game in this situation, but I do anticipate that decision was political and will get reversed.”

The decision will be temporarily postponed until at least January 4, 2024. This gives Trump time to seek a review by the Supreme Court. Since ballots are set to be printed on January 5, 2024, if Trump pursues a review, there’s a likelihood his name will appear on the ballot.