Shenna Bellows Appeals Judge’s Delay Of Her Anti-Trump Ruling

After a court delayed Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ ruling to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on The Pine Tree State’s 2024 presidential primary ballot, the secretary of state appealed the court’s decision.

In December 2023, Bellows unilaterally decided to prohibit the former president from running for president in Maine, following in the footsteps of the Colorado Supreme Court.

The Colorado Supreme Court previously ruled to block Trump from The Centennial State’s primary ballot in 2024.

Bellows received criticism for her unconstitutional decision, basing it on YouTube videos. The Maine secretary of state, like most Democrats, cited Section Three of the 14th Amendment and the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests in their decision to block Trump from the ballot. The former president appealed Bellows’ decision to a court in Maine.

A judge recently ruled that Trump can remain on Maine’s presidential primary ballot until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar matter involving the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to bar the former president in The Centennial State’s 2024 presidential election.

Bellows said the judge’s decision would put Maine in a “precarious position.”

“A stay of this proceeding, followed by a February decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, may ultimately force the Secretary and her staff to scramble to minimize damage to the integrity of the March 5, 2024 election,” the Maine attorney general’s office said in a statement representing Bellows.

Following Bellows’ decision to remove Trump from The Pine Tree State’s ballot, state GOP chairman Joel Stetkis pointed out that the party would appeal such a ruling.

“This political activism by Shenna Bellows, it’s not going to stand,” Stetkis said in a statement.

Multiple other states in the U.S. have engaged in political schemes to interfere in the 2024 presidential election by claiming that Trump “engaged in insurrection” on Jan. 6 and, as a result, should be barred from seeking or holding public office because of the 14th Amendment. Democrats ignore that the law only applies to “officers” of the U.S., which Trump never was.

Only the cases in Colorado and Maine have temporarily favored the left. Trump is appealing both decisions.