Trump Challenges His ‘Arbitrary’ Removal From Maine’s Ballot1 min read
Donald Trump has appealed against the decision by Maine’s top election official to remove him from the ballot in the 2024 presidential election.
Mr Trump, the current Republican frontrunner, asked that a state court overturn the move by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
Ms Bellows has previously defended her decision by saying she has a “sacred obligation” to uphold the law.
The former US president has also been removed from the ballot in Colorado.
Mr Trump was removed from the Maine and Colorado ballots by challenges that cited the US constitution’s insurrection clause and his alleged incitement of the 2021 US Capitol riot.
The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution bans anyone whom has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding federal office.
In Monday’s court filing regarding the Maine decision, Mr Trump’s attorneys write that Ms Bellows – a Democrat – was a “biased decision maker” without the legal authority to remove him from the ballot.