11 states urge Supreme Court to overrule Colorado in Trump ballot case --If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the state ruling, no votes for Trump would be counted, according to the Colorado Secretary of State. | 19 Jan 2024 | The U.S. Constitution can't be used by a state to remove a candidate from its presidential primary ballot, according to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving Colorado and Republican candidate Donald Trump. "This has the potential to tear our nation apart if left unchecked," Missouri Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said in a statement. Ashcroft led a group of 11 state election officials in submitting an amicus or "friend of the court" brief "in support of neither party," according to the document. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving Trump's removal from the March Colorado Republican presidential primary ballot in a ruling by the state supreme court.