Ramaswamy says CO removal of Trump from ballot 'blatant election interference'

By Jen Krausz on
 December 26, 2023

Vivek Ramaswamy, who is running against former President Donald Trump in the GOP presidential primary, said on Fox News Sunday that Colorado's Supreme Court decision to remove Trump from the ballot was a "blatant act of election interference."

He also told host Maria Bartiromo that he would remove his name from the Colorado ballot along with Trump's and encouraged other GOP candidates to do the same.

"If every Republican in the Colorado GOP primary also says we’re not participating, then this blatant act of election interference has no impact," he said. "So, I wanted to lead by example to say that, if they are going to forcibly remove Trump’s name from that ballot, then I would voluntarily remove myself too, and called on Chris Christie and Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to do the same thing.”

The case is not over but will be appealed and probably decided by the Supreme Court.

"I say this as somebody, Maria, I am running to win this election," Ramaswamy added. "It would be a lot easier for me, for us, if Donald Trump weren’t in the race to win. But what are we winning for? It’s to protect a constitutional republic. And that’s the first principle we have to stand for above all.”

It's a noble stance to take; hopefully, he will not have to follow through on it because the higher courts will realize how ridiculous the original decision is.