Wednesday, February 28, 2024

News that a second US term would prevent Trump from participating in primaries

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Yesterday, Thursday, the US state of Maine ruled that former President Donald Trump is ineligible to run in the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election, and a week later, the Supreme Court in Colorado made a similar decision against the background of the meeting. His supporters laid siege to the Congress headquarters in 2021.

In an official document, the state's election organizer Sheena Bellows declared Trump “unfit to serve as president” under the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which states that anyone who has participated in “seditious” acts cannot be held publicly accountable.

Bellows concluded that the January 6, 2021, attack “came at the request, knowledge and support of the outgoing president.”

“The Constitution of the United States does not tolerate attacks on the foundations of our government, and state law requires retaliatory action,” said the resolution, which responded to appeals filed by a group of voters in Maine.

Bellows said he would suspend the effect of his decision pending any court appeal by Trump.

The Trump campaign was quick to criticize Bellows' decision, calling it “an attempt to steal the election and disenfranchise the American voter,” and described Bellows as “a malicious leftist and die-hard Democrat who supports President Joe Biden.” “

Republicans also rushed to defend Trump, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also seeking the party's nomination.

For his part, Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat from Maine, said Trump should be allowed to run until he is actually convicted of sedition.

Thus, the state of Maine joins the state of Colorado, where the Supreme Court has ruled that Trump is unfit to serve as president, and he is moving to challenge it in the US Supreme Court.

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The decisions in both states were based on the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, which bars anyone who has taken an oath to defend the country and then engaged in rebellion from holding any office.

Yesterday, Thursday, the chief election officer in California refused to exclude Trump from the presidential primary ballot in the most populous US state, defying pressure from his Democratic colleagues.

Trump is due to appear in court in Washington next March on charges of conspiracy to alter election results.He also faces extortion charges in Georgia, where he tried to alter the results of a southern state election after losing.

Maine and Colorado will hold primaries on March 5, also known as “Super Tuesday,” while Republican voters go to the polls in more than a dozen states, including California and Texas.

Similar categories appear in other states as well. Courts in Minnesota and Michigan recently ruled that Trump should remain on the ballot in both states. Another ruling is expected soon in Oregon.

Trump is the most likely Republican candidate to face Biden in next year's election.

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