January 1, 2024

REPORT: Maine Secretary of State Gets Home Swatted

Swatting appears to now be the ultimate revenge tool for people trying to get back at politicians.

Several MAGA members of Congress have seen their homes swatted in recent weeks, and now it has reportedly happened to the Maine Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows.

Bellows was apparently being paid back by Trump supporters after she ruled that Trump was to be removed from the ballot for inciting an insurrection on January 6, 2021.

Getting Swatted

Swatted is the term used when false police reports are called in on homes of some sort of violent crime or incident taking place.

In this case, police received a call from a man who alleged to have broken into the home of Bellows. This was done after her home address had been posted online.

Bellows stated, “Many of you have asked if Brandon and I are safe.

“We are away for the holiday weekend. We were not home yesterday when threats escalated, and our home address was posted online. It was a good thing because our home was swatted last night.”

She went on to condemn the incident as a tactic to create fear to silence Trump’s opponents, stating, “This behavior is unacceptable. The non-stop threatening communications the people who work for me endured all day yesterday is unacceptable. It’s designed to scare not only me but also others into silence, to send a message.”

Aside from Bellows, three Republican homes have been swatted over the last few weeks.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), and Rep. Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.) all reported swatting incidents, with nobody being harmed in the reported incidents.

Bellows recently decided that Trump was disqualified from the Maine ballot for not having met the constitutional requirements.

Unlike other states, this was not litigated in court, but after a private hearing was held to hear a complaint, of which Bellows presided.

Her decision, like the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court, is being appealed. And, like Colorado, Bellows stayed her own decision pending the expected appeals.

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