Underlying the celebrations and condemnations of the Colorado Supreme Court resolution that struck former President Donald J. Trump from the first poll on Tuesday was a way amongst voters within the state that it was solely a prelude of the rancor to return.

Whether or not for or in opposition to the ruling, many citizens mentioned they felt uneasy on the prospect of months of electioneering that might ricochet between the courts and the marketing campaign path.

“I think it disenfranchises voters,” mentioned Jeremy Loew, a longtime protection lawyer in Colorado Springs who described himself as a progressive who had by no means voted for Mr. Trump. “Our whole system is built around people running for office and letting the voters decide.”

“We can’t just kick people off the ballot because they have been accused of something,” he added.

In its 4-to-3 resolution on Tuesday, Colorado’s prime courtroom dominated that Mr. Trump had engaged in rebellion main as much as the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol and was ineligible to contest the state’s Republican major.

For some left-leaning voters within the state, that consequence was welcome.

Richard McClain, a 37-year-old restore technician dwelling in Erie, Colo., who voted for President Biden in 2020, mentioned he thought Mr. Trump “deserved it.”

“He did an insurrection,” Mr. McClain mentioned. “He clearly goaded those people.”

Republicans within the state handled the choice with disdain, describing it as an undemocratic transfer by a courtroom with a liberal majority.

“I’m shocked. I’m really shocked,” mentioned Chen Koppelman, 72, a retired legal professional and instructor in Denver. “To decide that we don’t have the right to vote for whom we want for the president of the United States? Excuse me.”

Randy Loyd, the proprietor of an audio video design firm, referred to as the choice “ridiculous.”

“Our country’s a mess in so many ways,” he mentioned on the Cherry Creek mall in Denver, as Christmas carols performed within the background. “The only hope we have is to get Trump back in. It’s a totally political move that the Colorado Supreme Court did that.”

However the resolution additionally laid naked the deep divisions and turmoil within the state’s Republican Occasion.

One of the petitioners within the case, a former Republican majority chief of the Colorado Home and Senate, Norma Anderson, mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday that she was “proud” to have taken half within the case that disqualified Mr. Trump.

“My fellow plaintiffs and I brought this case to continue to protect the right to free and fair elections enshrined in our Constitution and to ensure Colorado Republican primary voters are only voting for eligible candidates,” she mentioned. “Today’s win does just that.”

Earlier than the ruling, Dave Williams, who presides over a state Republican Occasion that usually appears at warfare with itself, had warned ominously about not with the ability to resolve variations by means of the poll field. “It will be done in a civil war,” he mentioned final month. “No one wants civil war.”

On Tuesday, Mr. Williams mentioned he was assured that the ruling can be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Different voters mentioned they have been exhausted by partisan sniping and noticed little to love from both camp.

As he waited on a balmy night for a desk at a restaurant in Lafayette, Colo., Tyler Chambers, 27, made it clear that even earlier than Tuesday’s ruling, he was not impressed by the present slate of candidates.

“There’s got to be a better candidate than Donald Trump or Joe Biden,” mentioned Mr. Chambers, a wildland firefighter who lives within the close by Denver suburb of Westminster.

The State Supreme Court’s resolution was the primary within the nation to seek out that Part 3 of the 14th Modification — which disqualifies individuals who have interaction in rebellion in opposition to the Structure after taking an oath to assist it — utilized to Mr. Trump. Democrats cheered the notion that courts in different states may comply with swimsuit.

On the identical time, there was a widespread sense that Colorado wouldn’t have the final phrase on the matter.

Erin Trendler, a public faculty occupational therapist who lives within the Denver suburb of Louisville, mentioned she was “100 percent” in assist of Tuesday’s ruling. “Colorado has taken a stand,” she mentioned. “I hope that other states will follow suit.”

However she anticipated that the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court would reverse the choice.

And Tuesday’s resolution appeared to do little to ease the stress and apprehension that many citizens mentioned they felt in regards to the election, now lower than a yr away.

“I hope the country is strong enough to live through this crisis in our democracy,” mentioned Arthur Greene, 74.

Kathi Patrick, a 55-year-old building operations supervisor from Broomfield, north of Denver, took a second after eating out with associates to say that the Tuesday resolution modified little for her.

“There’s so much anger in the country now that we’re all dealing with, and this just perpetuates all of that anger,” she mentioned.

“Nobody’s going to be happy.”

Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Kelley Manley contributed reporting.