Maine’s Secretary of State Reveals Controversial Decision to Bar Trump From 2024 Ballot… and It’s Worse Than You Think (VIDEO)

Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, has single-handedly excluded former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot. Bellows issued the order following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Trump from the upcoming election. The legal basis for these decisions stems from Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, which allows the disqualification of public officials who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the United States, despite Trump not being officially charged with such offenses.

Despite Bellows not being a lawyer, she boldly stated, “Trump’s primary petition is invalid” and defended her decision during an appearance on MSNBC. She explained that as a public official, she was obligated to ensure that all candidates on the primary ballot were qualified for the office they sought, hence her decision. Bellows also expressed pride in Maine’s high voter turnout for the 2022 election, hinting at a potential motive behind her actions.

Contrary to the legal standards typically upheld in court, it was revealed that Bellows based her ruling on YouTube clips and news reports, as CNN’s senior legal analyst Elie Honig pointed out. This revelation called into question the validity of her decision, especially since she lacks a legal background. The reliance on unconventional sources for such a significant ruling has sparked widespread controversy.

In response to Bellows’ actions, State Representative John Andrews (R-Paris) took immediate action by filing a request with the Maine Revisor’s Office for a Joint Order to impeach Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. This move reflects the growing discontent and concern over the unilateral and arguably unjust exclusion of a prominent political figure from the ballot.

The exclusion of Trump from the 2024 ballot is a decision that has sparked intense debate and concern over its implications for fair and just political processes. With the legality and fairness of Bellows’ actions being called into question, the controversy surrounding the exclusion continues to unfold. It remains to be seen how this development will impact the political landscape and the upcoming election.

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