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Maine Secretary Of State Says She Is ‘Duty-Bound’ To Remove Trump From State Ballot

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Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, made a significant decision to bar former President Trump from their primary ballot, citing the 14th Amendment and labeling his actions on January 6, 2021, as insurrection.

This decision followed a similar move by Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Supreme Court.

Bellows emphasized the importance of upholding the right to vote as a fundamental aspect of democracy. (Trending: Democrat Targets U.S. Troops With New Gun Control Law)

“This decision is based on Maine law and the facts that were presented to me in the Section 336 challenge. It was really important to me to look at the evidence presented in the public hearing and the law and the facts presented in the context of Maine law, Sections 336, 337, and 443. It’s a very detailed decision,” explained Bellows.

“We lay out why under Maine law the Secretary of State has the authority, indeed the obligation, I’m duty bound to make this determination. We also, I rather laid out that the record demonstrates that in fact, the events of January 6th, 2021, which were unprecedented and tragic, were an insurrection in the meaning of section three of the 14th amendment,” she continued.

“And finally, in reviewing the facts presented, the evidence, the law, the history…We determined under section three of the 14th amendment that Mr. Trump engaged in insurrection and therefore was disqualified,” concluded the Secretary of State.

Bellows previously posted, “The fundamental right of any American citizen to vote freely, fairly and to have their vote counted is the premise of our democracy.”

“The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not values to be compromised away,” she continued.

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