Dec 28, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Read: Why Maine removed Trump from 2024 ballot

Combination images of former President Trump and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.

Former President Trump and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. Photos: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Maine on Thursday became the second state to disqualify former President Trump from a 2024 presidential primary ballot after Colorado.

The big picture: Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D) is the first elected official to unilaterally deem Trump ineligible to run due to the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause. The Trump campaign has vowed to challenge her decision.

Read Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows' decision in full, via DocumentCloud:

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