By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam Republicans today supported their national counterparts’ brief filing with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing in favor of Donald J. Trump’s appeal of a Colorado decision shutting him out of the state’s presidential primary.
“This is election interference,” states a resolution adopted by the Guam Republican Party.
In an amicus brief, the National Republican Senatorial Committee argued brief that the Colorado Supreme Court had overstepped its authority with a ruling that may “unleash electoral chaos” on the 2024 presidential race.
“So even if the Colorado Supreme Court were correct that President Trump cannot take office on Inauguration Day, that court had no basis to hold that he cannot run for office,” the committee said in its brief.
The Guam Republican Party raised concerns about what it described as an “irresponsible ruling” disqualifying the former president from the Colorado presidential ballot.
“Guam joins other state and territorial parties of the Republican National Committee in standing against all efforts to block voters from choosing a party nominee,” the resolution states.
While Guam voters do not cast votes for the U.S. president, Democratic and Republican delegates participate in the presidential nominating processes.
At local elections, the nonbinding presidential straw poll on Guam usually serves as the barometer for how the rest of the nation will vote. However, 2016 was an aberration. Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton won the poll on Guam with over 70 percent of the vote, which was inconsistent with the result of the national election. Trump won in that race.
“The Republican Party of Guam, other state parties and the RNC will fight election interference in court because the Republican presidential candidate should be decided by Republican voters, not courts or government officials,” the Guam Republican Party said.