On December 28, 2023, multiple news sources announced that Maine’s Secretary of State, who was appointed by the state legislator, would bar former President Trump from the ballot.
The 34-page decision concluded that the former President was “aware of the likelihood for violence and at least initially supported its use given he both encouraged it with incendiary rhetoric and took no timely action to stop it.”
As of the writing of this post, the Colorado Secretary of State rejected her own State’s Supreme Court ruling removing Trump from the primary ballot. Which, by the way, is that legal?
The decision was ridiculous, and it’s headed to the SCOTUS but has anybody even asked if the Colorado Secretary of State can just ignore a court order even if it’s egregious?
Do you see how crazy all of this is because of TDS?
Anyway, guess who made the rounds on the media after her decision? Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
JUST IN – Maine Sec. of State Shenna Bellows Defends Kicking Trump Off the Ballot
“We determined under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment that Mr. Trump engaged in insurrection and therefore was disqualified.” pic.twitter.com/EutBvZOqg1
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) December 29, 2023
While appearing on MSNBC she defended that she alone made the decision.
Democrat Shenna Bellows explains that she personally decided that Trump was guilty of engaging in an insurrection.
So she unilaterally removed the leading Republican presidential candidate from Maine’s ballot.
She gleefully tells MSDNC “I could not, unfortunately—or… pic.twitter.com/jPpmaxx9yr
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) December 29, 2023
After her time in the limelight on MSNBC she headed over to CNN.
Shenna Bellows after removing Trump from the ballot: “No secretary of state has ever deprived a presidential candidate of ballot access based on section 3 of the 14th amendment. But no presidential candidate has ever engaged in insurrection.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 29, 2023
However, after all of this guess what Bellows did?
She suspended the effect of her decision pending a court decision.
She immediately suspended her decision.
Meaning Trump stays on the ballot in Maine.
This is just for show. pic.twitter.com/Ac6haE4Kcy
— Midwest Iowa girl (@Maga4Justice) December 29, 2023
So the ruling isn’t even going to take effect, for now. It was more of a charade and a time in the limelight than anything else.