Major Update On Trump’s 2024 Ballot Ban

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( – The Maine Superior Court has issued a stay on the decision of Secretary of State Shenna Bellows from last month that former President Donald Trump was not eligible to be included in the state’s GOP primary ballot. The state’s highest court ordered the stay as they are waiting for the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

This month, Trump appealed the ruling that Bellows had made; however, the court ruled on Monday that they would be issuing a stay on the issue as they would not be looking into this until a decision has been issued by the high court relating to a similar case in Colorado. As they argued, it would be “imprudent” for them to issue a ruling before the court had the chance to issue a ruling.

The court has denied the motion filed by Trump to “supplement the record” and to “stay proceedings.” However, they have also noted that the ruling by Bellows would be stayed until the Supreme Court has reached a final decision.

The court further stated in a remand that further proceedings could potentially be needed depending on the decision made by the United States Supreme Court in Trump v. Anderson. The court ruled that as part of the remand, the secretary of state is also required to wait for the decision of the Supreme Court and that they would issue a new ruling not more than thirty days after a ruling in Anderson has been issued.

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump would be removed from the primary ballot in the state under the 14th Amendment.

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