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Maine Secretary of State Says No Ballots will be Printed Until Supreme Court Rules on Trump Eligibility

by Erica Carlin

Maine’s Secretary of State Shenna Bellows took action to disqualify Former President Trump from the 2024 ballot.

This decision was made after the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling by Section 3 of the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which states that public officials who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the United States may be disqualified from public office.

Although Trump has not been charged with engaging in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, Bellows went on to suspend the effect of her decision until a Supreme Court ruling is issued.

She also noted that there may not be enough time for Trump to be placed on the ballot.

“We’re looking at a very tight time frame,” Bellows said.

CNN host: We are waiting to see if the Supreme Court will, in fact, take up this Colorado case. I know you mentioned the Colorado case in your decision.

When you look at where things stand, there is a question. Our own senior legal analyst bringing this up, he doesn’t believe that if the Supreme Court takes this up that they will in fact rule on what engaging in an insurrection means, whether there needs to be criminality with it, if they do not, are you concerned about the fallout?

Shenna Bellows: I will always implement what the court decides, and this type of proceeding is not unusual. As part of my duties in Maine, under Maine election law in 2022, for example, I held a similar hearing on the qualifications of a district attorney candidate, found him unqualified. That was appealed.

The court upheld my ruling. I mentioned Mr. Chris Christie just last week, a superior court finding that I had made the right decision in barring him from the ballot under main law. But I will always uphold what the court does, and it’s part of the job of being secretary of state.

Should the US Supreme Court rule that Mr. Trump be on the ballot, I will in fact place him on the ballot. It’s part of why I suspended the effect of my decision until the courts can act.

So no ballots are being printed until that Superior Court decision or Supreme Court decision might come down. Although we’re looking at a very tight time frame.

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6 comments

Ronnie January 1, 2024 - 1:05 pm

The left lunatic losers are plain & simply put………” PURE EVIL “… . MAY GOD HELP US(A).

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Namer January 1, 2024 - 2:42 pm

Maine is engaging in illegal election interference.

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Francisco Machado January 1, 2024 - 4:05 pm

Secretary of State Bellows stopped reading when she found what she wanted. Had she continued, she would have discovered that section 5 Article XIV delegates enforcement to Congress “by appropriate legislation.”

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Dwayne Oxford January 1, 2024 - 4:38 pm

Lucifer’s dimmercrap pukes, orchestrating the demise of our Republic.

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Charlie January 1, 2024 - 5:17 pm

To me, it is unbelievable how far the Democrats are willing to push the envelope to stomp on a past president of the Republic of the United States of America. To try to remove a political candidate that has the highest polling numbers of either political party from the ballot is tyranny.

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DANE R SMITH SR January 1, 2024 - 6:37 pm

MAINE IS JUST ANOTHER ANTI-TRUMPER STUPID MORONS PAID FOR BY THE CROOKED ELITES THAT WANTS
AMERICA TO GO TO THE SOCIALIST > SO THEY CAN RUIN AMERICA>:

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