Trump was barred from participating in the primaries in another state

Former US President Donald Trump was barred from the presidential primaries in Maine. Previously, the state of Colorado made the same decision.

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows of the Maine Democratic Party said Trump, the Republican Party primary frontrunner, was inciting an insurrection by spreading false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. He then called on his supporters to to march to the Capitol. to stop Congress from certifying the election results.

Bellows made her decision by citing a section of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that anyone guilty of “insurrection or rebellion” cannot hold elected office. The amendment was passed after the Civil War, which took place in 1861-1865.

Maine is following Colorado’s lead. Trump barred from presidential primaries

Trump’s campaign announced it would appeal the Maine secretary of state’s decision to the state Supreme Court. Bellows has suspended the implementation of her decision until the court rules on the case.

Before Christmas, Trump was barred from the Colorado primary.

The presidential elections in the United States will take place in November 2024. At the end of April, incumbent US President Joe Biden officially announced that he is running for a second term in the White House. Former US President Donald Trump announced in November 2022 that he planned to run for office again.

In the race for the Republican nomination, Trump leads in the polls by a significant margin.

Source: Do Rzeczy