Maine's Bold Move to Exclude Trump Over Capitol Attack

Maine's Secretary of State disqualifies Trump from the ballot, citing the 14th Amendment and the Capitol attack.

Bellows justifies the decision, citing evidence of Trump's support for the Capitol insurrection as a violation of the 14th Amendment.

Trump campaign rejects insurrection label, accuses interference, and plans legal objection, emphasizing rejection in other states.

Trump campaign plans to challenge in state court, with the U.S. Supreme Court expected to make the final decision next year.

Maine's decision follows Colorado's similar ruling, declaring Trump ineligible. Trump intends to appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In contrast to Maine and Colorado, Michigan's Supreme Court rejects efforts to keep Trump off the ballot, creating a diverse legal landscape.

Despite being mostly Democratic, Maine's decision could impact the Electoral College, splitting votes in 2020 with Trump winning one and Biden securing three.