Maine's Portland — As a result of a judge's decision to delay her order to remove former President Donald Trump's name on the ballot until the U.S. Supreme Court decides on a comparable case in Colorado, the secretary of state of Maine is appealing the decision.
Last month, Shenna Bellows drew the conclusion that Trump did not qualify to vote under the insurrection clause of the United States Constitution, referencing his involvement in the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
As a result, she became the first 14th Amendment election official to remove the Republican former president's name from the ballot.
However, a state judge remanded the case to Democrat Bellows last week
telling her to wait for a ruling from the United States Supreme Court before reconsidering, revising, or sustaining her judgment.
Bellows appealed the decision on Friday. She expressed her desire for both a speedy review by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and direction from the United States Supreme Court.
For his part, Bellows acknowledged Friday that "many" people are "very concerned" about the constitutional and state power issues
By giving Maine's highest court a chance to weigh in before the ballots are counted, this appeal promotes confidence in our free, safe, and secure elections