Trump Takes Court Win On National Tour, Biden Can't Match Energy Level

By 
 November 19, 2023

Former President Donald Trump celebrated a recent legal victory during a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday. 

Per the Associated Press:

Former President Donald Trump celebrated a win in a closely watched election case during a return visit to Iowa Saturday, where he blasted his political foes and encouraged his supporters to not move past their grievances with President Joe Biden.

Background

The legal victory that Trump celebrated took place in Colorado last week.

There, a judge has rejected an effort to use Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to keep Trump off of the state's 2024 Republican primary ballots. Several cases of this nature are taking place in various states around the country. These efforts are being led by anti-Trump groups.

What is significant about the Colorado ruling is that it is the first one to reject the Fourteenth Amendment argument on the merits. Other courts in other states have rejected the lawsuits on procedural grounds.

"A gigantic court victory"

Trump, on Saturday, made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge, Iowa. And, it was there that he celebrated the Colorado ruling.

ABC reports:

Trump, campaigning in west-central Iowa, called the decision “a gigantic court victory" as he panned what he called “an outrageous attempt to disenfranchise millions of voters by getting us thrown off the ballot.”

Trump and many others have made the argument that the attempt to use Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify him from running for the presidency in 2024 is undemocratic in that it takes away from the American people the right to vote for the candidate of their choosing by removing one of the frontrunners from the race.

Trump currently leads the 2024 Republican presidential primary field by over 45 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. Trump, on average, is receiving 59.7% support.

Trump, according to the outlet, also has, on average, a 1.6 percentage point lead on the leading Democratic candidate, President Joe Biden. This lead has steadily been growing in recent months.

Trump in Iowa

The former president, in contrast to Biden, has been campaigning all over the country. But, he has particularly been focusing on Iowa. Saturday's trip was one of many that he has made to Iowa this year.

The Iowa caucuses - which will be the starting point of the 2024 Republican presidential primary season - will take place in mid-January.

Trump, on Saturday, asked the people of Iowa to give him a "good showing."

"Will you please give me a good showing?" Trump asked, to which the crowd responded with applause.

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