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The FBI has announced an investigation into threats directed at Colorado Supreme Court justices following their ruling to remove former President Trump from the state’s primary ballot.

The justices based their decision on 14th Amendment concerns, attributing Trump’s ineligibility to his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, a ruling that the Trump campaign has pledged to appeal.

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FBI Denver Field Office spokesperson Vikki Migoya confirmed the agency’s involvement, stating, “The FBI is aware of the situation and working with local law enforcement. We will vigorously pursue investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation.” This action follows reports of numerous threats against the justices, fueled by “significant violent rhetoric” from “Trump supporters online,” as documented by the non-partisan research group “Advance Democracy.” The organization’s President, David Jones, expressed concern over the normalization and political incitement of such violent rhetoric.

The court’s decision has sharply divided political opinions, garnering criticism from Republicans and commendation from Democrats. It poses a potential game-changer for the 2024 election landscape, especially if the Supreme Court upholds this ruling, potentially barring Trump from seeking office.

The Colorado justices supported a lower court’s finding that Trump incited the January 6 violence but also clarified that the insurrection clause applies to the office of the president. Amidst these legal battles and Trump’s dismissal of the challenges as “nonsense” and “election interference.”


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