Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff is a senior reporter for Colorado Newsline. His beats include the environment, money in politics, and the economy.

Colorado judge rejects attempt to bar Trump from 2024 ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause

By: - November 19, 2023

A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “The Court orders the Secretary of State to place […]

Testimony on 14th Amendment continues on final day of Colorado Trump trial

By: - November 4, 2023

Read more from our reporting on the Trump 14th Amendment trial here. The final day of a weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began with a protracted dispute over how much expertise an expert witness called by Trump’s legal team really had. Robert Delahunty, a retired […]

Hilary Rudy, deputy director, elections division, Colorado Department of State, testifies during a hearing for a lawsuit to keep former President Donald Trump off the state ballot on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Denver. (AP, pool/Jack Dempsey)

Colorado elections administrator testifies in Trump 14th Amendment trial

By: - November 1, 2023

A top Colorado elections administrator was called to the witness stand Wednesday in a trial that could determine whether former President Donald Trump will be disqualified from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. A group of six Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters have sued Secretary of State Jena Griswold in […]

Extremism expert testifies on Trump’s ‘violent’ rhetoric in Colorado 14th Amendment trial

By: - October 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s history of violent rhetoric and statements about extremist groups were the subject of continued testimony on Tuesday in a trial seeking to bar him from the 2024 Colorado ballot under a Civil War-era constitutional provision. It’s a pattern that the plaintiffs in the case and an expert witness say is crucial […]

Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado opens with focus on events of Jan. 6

By: - October 30, 2023

A weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began in a Denver courtroom on Monday with a focus on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the certification of election results. Six Colorado voters have alleged in […]