Maine Secretary Of State Delays Trump Ballot Decision After Colorado Ruling

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows

Maine’s secretary of state has delayed a decision to determine whether former President Donald Trump should appear on next year’s presidential primary ballot, following a decision from the Colorado Supreme Court determining he is ineligible there.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows was expected to make a decision Friday about Trump’s eligibility, but will allow for more time for both sides to make arguments after Colorado’s historic ruling this week, the Portland Press Herald reported. Bellows said she plans to issue a ruling early next week.

 Former Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling (D) and former state Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R) are among those challenging Trump’s eligibility in Maine, similarly citing the 14th Amendment in their arguments. Benjamin Gaines, an attorney representing Strimling and Rosen, told the Portland Press Herald they remain “hopeful” Trump will be disqualified from the state.


At least 14 other states have pending legal challenges to Trump’s ballot eligibility, according to The New York Times.

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