The Colorado State Supreme Court has recently dealt a blow to President Donald J. Trump’s potential 2024 presidential aspirations, ruling that his name cannot appear on the ballot during the state’s 2024 presidential primary. The court cited a 1959 state law that disqualifies candidates who have not been registered to vote in the state for nine months prior to the presidential primary. As such, the court determined that President Trump’s name must be stricken from the ballot because he did not meet the registration requirement. Though he has not officially announced that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2024, President Trump had been actively campaigning in the state for months leading up to this ruling. The news has been met with mixed reaction from both sides of the political aisle. Ever since moving to Florida in 2019, some Republicans here in Colorado have recently taken a strong stance against President Trump, and so this decision has brought a measure of closure to them. At the same time, Trump loyalists have decried the ruling, claiming that the state law is outdated and does not adequately represent the reality of modern-day campaigning. However, the court was unequivocal in its written opinion, ruling 2-1 that states are entitled determine voter eligibility requirements and that President Trump remains ineligible. The ruling goes against the recent trend in other states. For example, the Florida Supreme Court just last week cleared the way for former President Trump to appear on the ballot in his new home state in 2022. People across the country will have to wait and see if the Colorado decision will be overruled by a higher court or even eventually repealed by the State legislature. Either way, this signals a potential setback in President Trump’s potential bid for the Republican nomination in 2024.