Democracy? Dem election official boots Trump from Maine ballot – he’s back on in Colorado

Former President Donald J. Trump has been banned from the GOP primary ballot in Maine in a unilateral move by the state’s rabidly partisan Democrat secretary of state who cited a dubious legal theory as the reason.

On Thursday, Shenna Bellows ruled that the Republican frontrunner was disqualified, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment banning those who have “engaged in insurrection” from office, even though Trump hasn’t been convicted for any such thing and many would argue the January 6, 2021 chaos at the Capitol had zero chance of overthrowing the entire U.S. government.

“I do not reach this conclusion lightly,” the state’s top election official said in her 34-page ruling. “I am mindful that no Secretary of State has ever deprived a presidential candidate of ballot access based on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. I am also mindful, however, that no presidential candidate has ever before engaged in insurrection.”

Bellows’ move comes as her counterpart, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced that Trump would be included on the ballot as the shocking ruling by four left-wing judges has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court which could once and for all end the repurposing of the Civil War-era 14th Amendment as a tool to steal modern democracy by depriving Americans of their ability to vote for the former president.

“Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the Constitution from the Colorado Ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. This decision is now being appealed. I urge the U.S. Supreme Court to act quickly given the upcoming presidential primary election,” Griswold said on X, agreeing with the radical court and urging the SCOTUS to move quickly to rule on the matter.

Bellows’ decision to put her thumb on the scale of what in normal times would be a free and fair election comes after Trump’s legal team called for her to recuse herself, citing a February 2021 tweet suggesting that she cannot be expected to be an unbiased public servant carrying out her official duties on behalf of her state’s citizens.

Trump’s campaign blasted the Maine move, calling Bellows “a virulent leftist and a hyper-partisan Biden-supporting Democrat who has decided to interfere in the presidential election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden.”

“We are witnessing, in real-time, the attempted theft of an election and the disenfranchisement of the American voter,” spokesman Steven Cheung said. “Democrats in blue states are recklessly and un-Constitutionally suspending the civil rights of the American voters by attempting to summarily remove President Trump’s name from the ballot.”

“Make no mistake, these partisan election interference efforts are a hostile assault on American democracy. Biden and the Democrats simply do not trust the American voter in a free and fair election and are now relying on the force of government institutions to protect their grip on power,” he added in a statement reported by Fox News.

The Maine Republican Party also blasted the secretary of state’s ruling.

“Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, once named the most progressive Senate candidate in America, unilaterally threw Donald Trump off the ballot,” the Maine GOP said in a statement.

“The Maine Republican Party has been fighting these backroom elites since they started their push to subvert democracy by tossing President Trump. Rest assured we’ll be fighting this in court — all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. And we reserve our right as a private organization to use a caucus system if that’s what it takes to keep a Democrat Hack Secretary of State from infringing on the Rights of Maine voters,” the party said, vowing a legal battle.

More reactions to the outrageous move:

In becoming the second state to ban Trump from the ballot, the stage is set for other Democratic Party apparatchiks to also act to rig the process, showing that the “our democracy” that leftists sanctimoniously pontificate about is just a load of rubbish.

Chris Donaldson


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