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A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.

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Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Colorado GOP responds to Ramaswamy's pledge with a better plan.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy vowed to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary in protest over the state’s Supreme Court ruling removing former President Trump from the ballot.

“This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an unAmerican, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado,” he added.

The Colorado Republican Party said he wouldn't have to, however, because it would withdraw from the primary as a party.

Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Why Anti-Trumpers are popping champagne over what Colorado just did for their 2024 ballot.

New Hampshire also considered these 14th Amendment arguments to remove Trump from their ballot possibly. They backed down for a good cause: it’s a baseless legal argument. You don’t need to be a lawyer to know that Trump hasn’t been charged with igniting an insurrection. Second, you’re not guilty by default in this country, which has a little thing called due process of law. Sure, whatever happens after that is lawyer’s work, but even the most disengaged voter knows that you have your day in court before anyone is convicted of a crime, barring a plea deal.

Rebecca Downs, Web Editor at Townhall. com: 'A completely flawed decision': Trump campaign responds to Colorado's latest anti- democratic ballot move.

Not long after, Make America Great Again Inc. also released a statement from spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt. Her statement touched upon the larger ramifications that the Colorado Supreme Court's decision has.

'Today’s ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court is much more than a political attack on President Donald Trump — it’s an attack on the Republican Party and an attack on the very fabric of America. Everyone, including the Republicans running against Donald Trump for the Republican nomination, and even President Joe Biden, must speak out swiftly against this unconstitutional ruling and stand for fair and honest elections,' Leavitt said.

The Babylon Bee, fake news you can trust: Colorado saves democracy by not allowing people to vote for preferred candidate.

After Justice Hart's statement, the three other justices who voted with her stood and clapped in approval.

Democracy experts also applauded this democracy-subverting move to make sure democracy wasn't subverted. 'Just think. If 4 people in robes hadn't taken away the voting rights of millions, we would have lost our democracy!' said journalist and democracy expert Linda Florgbott. 'Thank God we saved it just in time.'

At publishing time, Trump had gained another 12% in Colorado polls.

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