The Colorado Republican Party has threatened to nix the state’s planned primary election if Donald Trump’s name isn’t allowed on the ballot, replacing it with a caucus instead after a bombshell state supreme court ruling.
The state GOP issued the threat on X after Trump competitor Vivek Ramaswamy threatened to try to take his own name off the ballot in protest.
The threat came during the continuing fallout of the dramatic Colorado Supreme Court ruling barring Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment’s clause on people who have committed ‘insurrection’ against the U.S.
Even one of the justices serving the state’s highest court said in opposing the decision that there was no ‘due process’, warned it would cause chaos and said he has ‘never seen anything like it’ in his legal career.
Democrats have won Colorado in the last four general elections and Biden was victorious by 13 points in the state that will have 10 electoral college votes in 2024.
But the result in the Republican primary will still be crucial in deciding who will be on the ticket next November.
Top US retirement funds trigger national security fears after sinking $68B into China market over last 3 years
Other top public pension funds investing in China are the California Public Employees Retirement System ($7.86 billion); the California State Teachers System ($5.55 billion)
American public pension funds have invested more than $68 billion in China – the US’ No. 1 adversary – since 2020, alarming finance experts who are warning about the national security risks in a new report obtained by The Post.
The bipartisan nonprofit Future Union found that 56 of the largest 74 American pension plans had put money into the Chinese market over the past 36 months — a period during which relations between Beijing and Washington have only grown more strained.
“In the past 12 months, 24 investments alone have been made, which should be acknowledged as support for the technological advancement of China,” the report said.
“Our research indicates four of the largest US public pensions have invested in China in the last few months,” it added.
In all, the new report says, various US public pension funds have more than $73.28 billion wrapped up in Chinese stocks.
Among the largest funds investing in Chinese companies are the New York State Common Retirement Fund — more than $8.3 billion — and the New York State State Teachers’ Retirement System, which has $3.1 billion committed.
Other top public pension funds investing in China are the California Public Employees Retirement System ($7.86 billion); the California State Teachers System ($5.55 billion); the Washington State Investment Board ($5.02 billion); San Francisco Employees Retirement System ($3.3 billion); and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System ($3.2 billion), according to the report.
Dozens of public American school systems and universities’ endowment funds have also invested more than $7.6 billion in Chinese companies.
Topping that list are the University of Michigan ($1.56 billion); Texas’ public school fund ($1.97 billion) and the University of Texas System ($1.6 billion); as well as the University of California Board of Regents ($1.55 billion).
“The threat posed by China to America’s national security is clear yet the managers of our retirees’ pensions and university endowments continue to feign ignorance and rue accountability, undermining America’s national interests,” Future Union executive director Andrew King told The Post. “That must end now.”
Private university endowments are also guilty of the questionable investments, but the total amounts are unclear as they do not have the same reporting requirements as public institutions, King said.
For example, the group found that Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Chicago have invested unknown amounts in China.
TX Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: ‘Maybe We Should Take Joe Biden off the Ballot in Texas for Allowing 8 Million People to Cross the Border’ (VIDEO)
During an appearance on the Laura Ingraham show this week, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick suggested that perhaps Joe Biden should be removed from the ballot in Texas for allowing millions of people to illegally cross the border.
The point Patrick is making here is very important. What Biden has done with regards to the border and illegal immigration is a crime against the country. He should absolutely be impeached for it.
It will also have far more serious consequences for the United States as a country than anything Trump has done in the imagination of leftists.
The Hill reports:
Dan Patrick suggests taking Biden off ballot in Texas
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) on Tuesday suggested taking President Biden off the ballot in Texas due to his handling of immigration, citing the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling to kick former President Trump off the state’s ballot.
“Seeing what happened in Colorado tonight … makes me think — except we believe in democracy in Texas — maybe we should take Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas for allowing 8 million people to cross the border since he’s been president, disrupting our state far more than anything anyone else has done in recent history,” Patrick said in an interview with Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham…
Patrick’s comments come amid a flurry of criticism of Biden’s handling of the U.S.-southern border from both sides of the aisle.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a border law earlier this week, allowing for the prosecution of migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico. It would allow any Texas law enforcement officer to arrest those who are suspected of entering the country illegally. Those arrested would either agree to a judge’s order to leave the U.S. or be charged with misdemeanors.
Watch the video below: