Trump appeals decision to ban him from Maine ballot

Former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, appealed the decision to remove him from Maine’s Republican primary ballot for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Trump appealed Maine’s decision, made by Democrat Shenna Bellows, who became the first secretary of state in history to bar someone from running for the presidency under the rarely used Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, according to the Associated Press.

The provision Bellows used prohibits anyone who ‘engaged in insurrection’ from holding office.

The appeal will now head to Maine’s Supreme Court.

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