Maine becomes the second US state to expel Trump from the Republican primaries – El Sol de México

Maine This Thursday it became the second state to expel the former president donald trump of the internal elections of the Republican party to elect the candidate for the 2024 presidential elections.

In a document shared by several US media outlets, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced the decision, claiming that Trump cannot participate in the elections for having participated in an “insurrection.”

Bellows’ decision comes a week after the Colorado State Supreme Court, in a historic move, ruled in favor of expel the Republican from his party’s primaries.

The Maine Secretary of State, like the Colorado Supreme Court, appealed to the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits people who have participated in an insurrection from occupying a popularly elected position.

“I am aware that no Secretary of State has ever deprived a presidential candidate of access to the polls based on Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Bellows wrote in the document shared by US media.

“However, I am also aware that no presidential candidate has ever participated in an insurrection before”Bellows highlighted.

The Colorado Republican Party decided on Wednesday to appeal to the US Supreme Court the decision of the Trump’s electoral disqualification of the elections in this state.

On January 6, 2021, thousands of President Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of certifying the election results that gave victory to the current president, Joe Biden.

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