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Trump APPEALS Maine’s decision to disqualify him from the state’s primary ballot
By Ramon Tomey // Jan 04, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has filed an appeal against the state of Maine's decision to exclude his name from its primary ballot.

According to the Daily Mail, Trump's legal team made the appeal to the Kennebec Superior Court following Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows' Dec. 28 decision. Bellows, a Democrat, argued that Trump shouldn't be on the state's primary ballot based on Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. The provision disqualifies anyone who has engaged in "insurrection" from holding office.

"The court must decide by Jan. 17. From there, it could potentially go to [the] Maine Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC), and then up to the [U.S.] Supreme Court," the Mail wrote. Meanwhile, Bellows suspended her decision until the MSJC issued a ruling on the matter. (Related: The 2024 U.S. presidential election is fast becoming a JOKE: Trump DISQUALIFIED from appearing on primary ballot in Maine.)

The Pine Tree State wasn't the first one to disqualify the former president from appearing in the primary ballot. On Dec. 19, the Colorado Supreme Court (CSC) ruled 4-3 to remove Trump from the Centennial State's primary ballot – which the former president is expected to appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Colorado Republican Party issued an appeal against the CSC's decision, putting Trump back on the ballot for the time being.

While the rulings in both Colorado and Maine apply "only to the March primary election," they "could affect Trump's status for the November general election." The Mail noted that "it likely will add to pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve questions about Trump's eligibility nationwide under the constitutional provision."

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Democrat prosecutors have launched cases against Trump in a bid to prevent him from running for a second presidential term. However, this has only galvanized his chances of winning; the former president leads opinion polls by a large margin for the Republican presidential nomination.

Colorado GOP appeals CSC decision to disqualify Trump

On Dec. 27, the Colorado GOP asked the federal high court to look at the CSC's ruling. The petition was filed by Jay and Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice. Incidentally, Jay was a former member of Trump's legal team.

"We've been saying from the day we took this case that this was one that would end up at the U.S. Supreme Court," the Sekulow father-and-son tandem wrote in a statement. They also denounced the CSC's decision which, according to them, was based on a "dangerously flawed twisting of the Fourteenth Amendment."

"This is the most important case we have ever taken on – because if we lose our right to vote, we lose our constitutional republic. We expect this case to move very quickly, and we will keep you updated on its progress."

Meanwhile, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced that Trump will remain on the Centennial State's primary ballot for the time being. Despite this, she openly criticized the former president and lauded the CSC justices for excluding him from the ballot.

"Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the [U.S.] Constitution from the Colorado ballot. The [CSC] got it right," Griswold said in a press release. She also confirmed that the Colorado high court's decision is now being appealed, and urged the U.S. Supreme Court "to act quickly given the upcoming presidential primary election."

Head over to Trump.news for more stories about the former president's fight to keep his name on the ballot.

Watch this Fox News report about Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows removing Trump from the state's primary ballot.

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Michigan Supreme Court rules Trump can stay on state's 2024 primary ballot.

BREAKING: Colorado Supreme Court disqualifies Trump from appearing on state's primary ballot.

Bukele says, thanks to Colorado banning Trump, the US lost its ability to lecture anyone about "democracy"…

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley blasts Colorado Supreme Court decision to remove Trump from Republican primary ballot.

ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY: California lieutenant governor urges state secretary to find a way to remove Trump from Golden State primary ballot, just like in Colorado.

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