ME Secretary of State Shenna Bellows Denies Donald Trump Ballot Access for Maine Republican Primary

Information related to Sec. Bellows and ballot access for Donald Trump in Maine can be found here.  Sources are listed chronologically from the released/published date.  Links, when possible, will be archived from the original.  The original web address is located at the top of the archived page.

US Constitution: 14th Amendment –  Section III

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Cited Maine Statutes

Title 21-A: ELECTIONS, Chapter 5: NOMINATIONS: Subchapter 1: BY POLITICAL PARTIES – Article 4: NOMINATION BY PRIMARY ELECTION – §336. Consent of candidate to be filed


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Colorado Supreme Court Decision Keeping Trump off Colorado primary ballot (.pdf)
December 19, 2023

On December 20th, Secretary Bellows invited the parties to file a short supplement to their closing legal briefs addressing the impact, if any, on Colorado’s Supreme Court decision.  Those are posted here:

December 15, 2023

At the December 15 hearing, Secretary Bellows invited the parties to file briefs regarding their objections to any exhibits which she provisionally accepted during the hearing and briefs in lieu of oral closing arguments during the hearing. The briefs received were:

Tom Saviello – Ballotpedia

Ethan Strimling – Wikipedia

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