California Lt. Gov. calls for state to 'explore every legal option' to remove Trump from 2024 ballot --Disqualification lawsuits relating to Trump's appearance on the ballot are pending in 13 states, including Texas, Nevada and Wisconsin. | 20 Dec 2023 | A day after the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state's ballots in 2024, California Lieutenant Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is asking the Golden State's Secretary of State to "explore every legal option" to do the same. Kounalakis sent a letter to Secretary of State Shirley Weber, dated Wednesday, Dec. 20, and referencing Colorado's recent ruling which stated Trump was ineligible to appear on the state's ballot as a presidential candidate because of his role in "inciting an insurrection" on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Kounalakis said Colorado's decision could be the basis for California's decision.