Wyoming's Secretary of State Chuck Gray submitted an amicus brief on Friday in Colorado in support of former President Donald Trump.

Amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) briefs are briefs written by individuals or groups who are not directly involved in a legal case but have expertise or insight to offer a court to assist in making its decision.

The Wyoming brief is to the Supreme Court in an attempt to keep Trump on the ballot in Colorado's 2024 presidential primary ballot.

Secretary Gray argued, in the court filing, that the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove Trump from the ballot was unconstitutional.

The court ruled that Trump was ineligible under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment. But Donald Trump has never been charged with insurrection nor has he ever been found guilting of it in a court of law.

Wyoming Rep' Chuck Gray of Casper
Wyoming Rep' Chuck Gray of Casper

“As Secretaries of State, we must stop the radical Left’s unAmerican and unconstitutional attempts to weaponize the Fourteenth Amendment against Trump and the American People,” said Gray.

“Despite the repeated attacks I have received from the radical left-wing media for my efforts to ensure that Trump will be able to be on the ballot, I will continue to unapologetically defend the truth and ensure that the people of Wyoming can choose who to elect for themselves.”

In the filing, Gray argues that the decision disenfranchised millions of voters and harmed voter confidence in elections nationwide.

The brief was filed on behalf of Gray by America First Legal and Stone Hilton PLLC.

“The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision is completely inconsistent with the text and historical interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Secretary Gray is an American patriot committed to the rule of law, and we are thrilled to be able to file this brief on his behalf,” said AFL Vice President Gene Hamilton. (Daily Wire).

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The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on Trump’s appeal.

The Supreme Court has fast-tracked the case and will hear arguments on February 8.

“The court should put a swift and decisive end to these ballot-disqualification efforts, which threaten to disenfranchise tens of millions of Americans and which promise to unleash chaos and bedlam if other state courts and state officials follow Colorado’s lead and exclude the likely Republican presidential nominee from their ballots,” Trumps legal team wrote.

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