not a resident of the state
Donald Trump, the former president, requested that a Maine state court reject the secretary of state’s decision that he does not meet the residency requirements of the state.
Ineligible for holding a position in government. under the Constitution’s
It is not possible for them to be included on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary.
It was anticipated that Trump would challenge Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ ruling. Despite being a Democrat, Bellows paused the implementation of her decision in order for Trump to pursue a review by the state superior court.
Donald Trump filed an 11-page complaint in Maine Superior Court, located in Kennebec County. He claimed that Bellows showed bias and should have stepped down from reviewing challenges made by two groups of voters regarding his eligibility for office.
more than two dozen states. Bellows is the only top election official to unilaterally find that Trump is disqualified from holding public office under Section 3.
In Colorado, the majority of the state’s supreme court (4 out of 3) ruled in favor of Trump.
It is necessary to exclude from the main election ballot.
His behavior during the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol resulted in his absence from the court. The court postponed its ruling until January 4th to give Trump or the Colorado Republican Party the opportunity to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Colorado GOP
The decision of the state court was contested.
Last week, the case was brought to the highest court in the United States. Jena Griswold, the Secretary of State of Colorado, stated that unless the judges choose not to review the case or support the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court, Trump will be listed on the Republican primary ballot.
Six Colorado voters are attempting to prevent Trump from appearing on the primary ballot.
The Supreme Court was urged to uphold a previous decision made by a lower court.
On Tuesday, it will be determined if he meets the constitutional requirements for holding the presidency.
In contrast to Colorado, Maine’s legislation mandates that voters must petition the secretary of state if they have any objections to a candidate’s qualifications. This initiates a public hearing where the challengers present their arguments for why the primary nomination should be deemed invalid.
Last month, Bellows conducted a public hearing following two complaints from voters opposing Trump’s nomination. These challenges claimed that his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack disqualifies him from holding office.
In her 34-page decision, the secretary of state said the record established that Trump inflamed his supporters by making false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election. She determined he directed them to block Congress’ certification of state electoral votes and prevent the transfer of presidential power.
I am aware that in the past, no Secretary of State has prevented a presidential candidate from being included on the ballot using Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. However, I am also aware that there has never been a presidential candidate who has incited insurrection before.
According to Bellows, state legislation mandates her to respond to an attack on the fundamental principles of our government.