Maine Secretary of State Discusses “Election Sabotage” and ACLU, SPLC Efforts to Bar Trump From Ballots in Key States: Video Surfaces

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is under fire after a 2021 video surfaced of her discussing “election sabotage” and efforts to keep former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot. Despite not being a lawyer, Bellows has unilaterally barred Trump from the ballot, citing legal theories based on the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

The video reveals Bellows admitting that organizations like the ACLU and SPLC are working to prevent Trump from appearing on the ballots in key states. In the video, she emphasizes the need for “better leaders in positions of power to fight back against [election sabotage].” The controversial remarks were made during an interview with other Democratic Secretaries of State at a far-left conference.

Bellows’ actions have sparked outrage, especially considering that Maine’s electoral votes are split, with Trump winning one of Maine’s electoral votes in both 2016 and 2020. Despite this, Bellows has deemed Trump’s primary petition as invalid, further fueling speculation and criticism.

Critics argue that the legal basis for Bellows’ actions is questionable, as Trump has not been charged with engaging in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, which is the prerequisite for disqualification under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This has raised concerns about potential partisan motivations behind Bellows’ decision to bar Trump from the ballot.

The video has resurfaced at a time when the issue of election integrity and political biases in electoral processes is a major topic of discussion. Many are questioning the fairness and transparency of such decisions, especially when made by non-legal professionals like Bellows.

The controversy has also reignited debates about the role of far-left organizations in influencing electoral outcomes and the fairness of their involvement in such critical processes. The fact that Bellows openly acknowledged the involvement of organizations like the ACLU and SPLC in efforts to bar Trump from the ballot has raised concerns about potential biases and political agendas driving such actions.

As the video continues to circulate and draw attention, it remains to be seen how Bellows and other Democratic Secretaries of State will respond to the growing scrutiny and criticisms surrounding their actions. The controversy has also prompted discussions about the need for greater transparency, fairness, and adherence to legal standards in the electoral process, especially when it comes to decisions that have significant implications for the democratic rights of candidates and voters alike.


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