Dan Abrams says he’d be ‘very shocked’ if the Supreme Court upholds Colorado’s ban on Trump’s ballot

ABC News chief legal analyst and Mediaite founder, Dan Abrams, expressed his disbelief at the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding Colorado’s decision to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot. Abrams stated that he would be “absolutely shocked” if the justices ruled in favor of this decision during the upcoming case.

The Court has scheduled oral arguments for February 8, which coincides with Nevada’s GOP presidential caucus.

“This ruling is going to be crucial,” Abrams shared with host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s episode of This Week.

He went on to say:

The question’s gonna be: What issue does the Supreme Court focus on? I’m going to be more interested in the oral arguments on — What questions are they asking? Meaning, there’s all sorts of outs here for the Supreme Court. There’s all sorts of ramps.

The question is, are they going to view it substantively? Are they going to evaluate whether there was an insurrection or not? Or are they gonna ask questions more about, is the president covered by this? Is this something where there needs to be a conviction of the crime of insurrection?

There’s all sorts of possible issues, and this is where the oral arguments get a little interesting, which is where their focus at least may give us a little hint as to what they’re particularly interested in.

During the interview, Stephanopoulos inquired, “Is it safe to assume that the court, or at least a majority of the court, is actively seeking a means to prevent Donald Trump from being removed from the ballot?”

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“Of course,” Abrams replied confidently. “I have full confidence that the court will find a solution to ensure that Donald Trump can stay on the ballot. This could involve sending the case back to the lower courts or taking other measures. However, I would be genuinely surprised if the court agrees with the Colorado ruling.”

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court made a ruling stating that President Trump’s name should not be included on the 2024 presidential primary ballot, and any write-in votes cast for him should not be counted. This decision was based on the violation of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits individuals who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States from holding any office after taking an oath.

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