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Boston.com
6 months ago
US politics

Gun restriction bills on tap in Maine Legislature after state's deadliest mass shooting

Lawmakers in Maine are returning to work and their first order of business is to honor victims, survivors, and first responders of the deadliest mass shooting in Maine's history.
The session will include several gun safety proposals, such as potential changes to the state's yellow flag law.
Other items on the agenda include a request for the impeachment of the Secretary of State and consideration of bills regarding Native American sovereignty and the right to an abortion. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
US politics

Donald Trump Appeals Maine Ruling Barring Him From The Ballot

Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling by Maine's secretary of state that barred him from the ballot due to his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Trump is also expected to appeal a similar ruling in Colorado directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
US politics

Trump appeals Maine ruling barring him from ballot under the Constitution's insurrection clause

Former President Donald Trump has appealed a ruling by Maine's Democratic secretary of state that barred him from the ballot due to his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
Trump is also expected to appeal a similar ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court directly to the US Supreme Court in a separate case. [ more ]
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Truthout
6 months ago
US politics

Threats Rise as Courts Decide Trump's 2024 Ballot in Maine, Colorado

Former President Donald Trump may not appear on primary ballots in Maine and Colorado in the 2024 elections due to court decisions.
Threats have been made against top election officials in Maine and Colorado in response to the decisions. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
US politics

Maine Secretary of State says house 'swatted' after Trump removed from ballot

An unknown male made a swatting call claiming to have broken into the home of Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
Several Republican members of Congress have also been targeted in swatting incidents this week. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
US politics

Threats Rise as Courts Decide Trump's 2024 Ballot in Maine, Colorado

Former President Donald Trump may not appear on primary ballots in Maine and Colorado in the 2024 elections due to court decisions.
Threats have been made against top election officials in Maine and Colorado in response to the decisions. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
US politics

Maine Secretary of State says house 'swatted' after Trump removed from ballot

An unknown male made a swatting call claiming to have broken into the home of Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
Several Republican members of Congress have also been targeted in swatting incidents this week. [ more ]
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The Atlantic
6 months ago
US politics

Suddenly, Trump Is Interested in Democracy

Maine has disqualified Trump from the ballot, and other states may do the same.
Trump's actions in trying to overturn the 2020 election were criminal and anti-constitutional. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
US politics

Trump is blocked from the GOP primary ballot in two states. Can he still run for president?

The Colorado Supreme Court and Maine's Democratic secretary of state have ruled that former President Donald Trump is not eligible to run for president in their respective states based on the constitutional ban against those who "engaged in insurrection."
The decisions are currently on hold and awaiting further legal proceedings, leaving Trump's political fate in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
US politics

Maine becomes second state to bar Trump from 2024 ballot

Maine's Democratic secretary of state removed Donald Trump from the state's presidential primary ballot under the insurrection clause.
The decision follows a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court that also removed Trump from the ballot. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
US news

Trump Not Eligible For Maine Primary Ballot, Secretary Of State Says

Former President Donald Trump is not eligible to appear on Maine's presidential primary ballot, according to a decision released by Secretary of State Shenna Bellows on Thursday.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
US news

Trump Rivals Criticize Maine Decision in His Defense

Former President Donald J. Trump's rivals in the Republican race for president again lined up in his defense on Thursday after Maine barred him from its primary election ballot, the second state to do so.
euronews
6 months ago
US politics

Second US state bars Trump from election

Maine has ruled that Donald Trump cannot run for president in the state due to his involvement in the Capitol Riot.
Trump's political fate now rests in the hands of the US Supreme Court. [ more ]
Advocate.com
6 months ago
US politics

Maine Disqualifies Donald Trump From 2024 Primary Ballot

Maine's top election official has removed Donald Trump from the state's 2024 primary ballot based on the 14th Amendment's 'insurrectionist ban'.
Maine becomes the second state, after Colorado, to disqualify Trump from office, a significant victory for Trump's critics. [ more ]
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