January 1, 2024

Maine Democrat Who Banned Trump from Ballot Blasted Electoral College

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, the Democrat responsible for removing former President Donald Trump from the state's Republican primary ballot, made two visits to the White House in the past year, according to visitor logs.

On March 22, she attended a Women's History Month event, sharing a photo with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and other "female leaders."

In June, Bellows visited the White House to meet with Justin Vail, a special assistant to Biden.

Her public presence includes a June 2021 op-ed criticizing the Electoral College as a "relic of white supremacy."

In her op-ed for Democracy Docket, Bellows explained her decision to run for secretary of state, expressing concern for democracy after the 2020 presidential election.

She targeted the Electoral College, stating that voting rights for all matter, especially when the Electoral College, which she considers a "relic of white supremacy," remains in place.

This stance aligns with her ruling to remove Trump from the state ballot, citing the 14th Amendment's "insurrection" clause and his actions leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

Trump's advisors plan to challenge the Maine ruling, along with a similar decision in Colorado, fearing potential opposition from conservative Supreme Court judges.

Maine State Police are investigating a false "swatting" call claiming a break-in at Bellows' home.

Despite threats and challenges, Bellows assured her safety on Facebook, noting her family's well-being. Her office staff has reportedly faced continuous threatening communications since her anti-Trump decision.

The ongoing controversy is currently under appeal with Trump supporters hoping the ban will be ended before the primary election in Maine.

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