Introducing the GOP figure spearheading the legal challenge in Colorado to disqualify Trump as a candidate.

91-Year-Old Republican Sues to Keep Trump Off Colorado Ballot

A 91-year-old former state lawmaker and prominent Republican in Colorado is making headlines once again, this time for her involvement in a case that could have major implications for the 2024 election. Norma Anderson, the nation’s first female majority leader in state politics, is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for office in the Centennial State.

The case, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week, centers around an obscure clause in the Constitution that hasn’t been used in over 100 years. Anderson, who never imagined she would be part of an effort to keep her own party’s leading candidate off the ballot, says the events of January 6, 2021, were a direct attack on democracy and have consequences outlined in this clause.

The lawsuit was brought by six Colorado voters, including four Republicans and two unaffiliated individuals, who argue that Trump’s involvement in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol disqualifies him from holding office. The state’s supreme court agreed, prompting Trump to appeal at the federal level.

For nearly two decades, Anderson was a prominent figure at the Colorado State Capitol, leading the creation of the department of transportation and helping to write the Public School Finance Act. Now, she is once again making headlines as the lead petitioner in a case that could potentially upend the 2024 election.

In an interview at her Lakewood home, Anderson expressed her belief that the Founding Fathers foresaw the possibility of a candidate like Trump and included measures to prevent them from holding office. She points to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the insurrection clause, which states that any officer of the United States who engages in an insurrection after taking an oath to uphold the Constitution cannot hold office again.

Anderson firmly believes that Trump’s actions in attempting to overturn the election qualify as an insurrection, making him ineligible to run for office again. When she was asked to join the lawsuit, she didn’t hesitate, stating that it is important to uphold the Constitution and prevent someone like Trump from destroying democracy.

The case has gained national attention and will be closely watched as it unfolds in the nation’s highest court.  

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