Maine’s Democrat SOS Issues Humiliating Retraction on Trump Ballot Decision

Maine’s Democrat Secretary of State Shenna Bellows has been forced to issue a humiliating retraction of her decision to remove President Donald Trump’s name from the 2024 Republican primary ballot.

The move comes after the United States Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision on Monday that Trump’s name cannot be removed from the ballot in Colorado.

Democrats in Maine, Colorado, and several other states have been pushing to remove Trump’s name from their ballots by deceitfully citing the “insurrection” clause of the 14th Amendment.

However, as Slay News reported, SCOTUS justices shot down these claims in a 9-0 ruling and ordered Trump’s name to be restored.

“This case raises the question [of] whether the states, in addition to Congress, may also enforce Section Three,” the court wrote in part.

“We conclude that states may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office.”

“But states have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section Three with respect to federal offices, especially the presidency,” it said.

“Granting the states that authority would invert the Fourteenth Amendment’s rebalancing of federal and state power.”

Democrats are now left scrambling after their hopes to interfere in the 2024 election, by limiting voter choice to “save democracy,” have been dashed.

After the Supreme Court ruled in Trump’s favor, Bellows was forced into making a humiliating retraction:

“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individual states lack authority to enforce Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment with respect to federal offices,” she wrote, according to the Hill.

Bellows continued:

“Consistent with my oath and obligation to follow the law and the Constitution, and pursuant to the Anderson decision, I hereby withdraw my determination that Mr. Trump’s primary petition is invalid.

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“As a result of the modified ruling, votes cast for Mr. Trump in the March 5, 2024, presidential primary election will be counted,” she added.

In December, Bellows had initially determined that Trump was ineligible based on Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In a statement at the time, Bellows wrote:

“Specifically, I find that the declaration on his candidate consent form is false because he is not qualified to hold the office of the president under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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