Maine like Colorado: disqualifies Trump from the 2024 primaries | EUROtoday

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Maine disqualifies Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican primaries primarily based on the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. This was determined by the Secretary of State of Maine, Shenna Bellows, as reported by the American media. Maine thus turns into the second state after Colorado to ban the previous president from the primaries for ‘riot’ following the occasions of January sixth.

Bellows explains that Trump doesn’t qualify for the first because of his function in January sixth. «I’m conscious that no secretary of state has ever disadvantaged a presidential candidate of entry to the poll primarily based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. However, I’m additionally conscious that no presidential candidate has ever engaged in an riot,” says the Maine Secretary of State. Trump has 5 days to enchantment the choice in state courts: he’ll file a authorized objection to forestall the Maine secretary of state’s resolution from taking impact. This was said by a spokesperson for the previous president’s marketing campaign quoted by the American media.

The primaries in Maine and Colorado are scheduled for March 5. The 14th Amendment, in Section 3, states that public officers sworn to uphold the Constitution are barred from future workplace if they’re concerned in an “insurrection” or “riot” towards the Constitution. The modification was used towards Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his deputy Alexander Stephens (each of whom had served in Congress) however has since hardly ever been utilized and by no means towards a White House candidate. Section 3 was launched to forestall any civilian or army official who had served within the United States earlier than the Civil War from regaining positions of authority if he had betrayed his nation by supporting the Southern Confederacy.

An “atrocious” resolution. We are witnessing in actual time the tried theft of an election.” Steven Cheung, the spokesman for Donald Trump’s election marketing campaign, mentioned this, criticizing the Maine Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, for being a supporter of President Joe Biden.