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Donald Trump has been disqualified from running for president by Maine's top official

Donald Trump has been disqualified from running for president by Maine's top official

The Democratic official in charge of the Maine state government believed that the exclusion of Donald Trump from the elections was justified, citing that his role in the events of January 6, 2021 exhausts the text of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution: the law does not allow those “affected by insurrection” to hold office.

It is possible to appeal the decision of the head of public administration, which is what the parties involved in the previous similar legal dispute did in recent days.

Also Thursday, Colorado's chief executive, also a Democrat, said Donald Trump would be on the state's GOP primary ballot after the local GOP filed an appeal with the federal Supreme Court.

Jenna Griswold announced this

Donald Trump's name will be on the list of Republican presidential nominees that will be finalized on January 5.

Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled to disqualify the former president from running for re-election due to the sedition clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.

In addition to the formal appeal filed by the Colorado chapter of the Republican Party, Donald Trump's campaign team has also indicated that it will appeal Colorado's decision to the federal Supreme Court in Washington, the highest legal forum in the United States.

The Democratic leader of the state's public administration – despite his agreement to include Donald Trump's name – expressed in his statement his belief that the Colorado Supreme Court had made a legitimate and justified decision, and at the same time encouraged the Federal Supreme Court to “act quickly.” “.

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On Wednesday, the Michigan Supreme Court decided – unlike the supreme legal body in Colorado – not to deprive Donald Trump of running for the presidential elections.

Various organizations have filed lawsuits in several states to prevent Donald Trump from running for president, including Texas, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

In the United States, the primary election process in Iowa begins on January 15, with Republican voters in each state voting for their presidential candidate. In Colorado, the candidate will be determined on March 5, which is called Super Tuesday, when primaries will be held in 14 other states. Republican voters in Michigan will decide who they want to see as their nominee in the November 2024 presidential election at the end of February and the first days of March.

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