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30 Dec 2023

Maine, Following Colorado, Blocks Trump from 2024 Ballot

Maine's Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, has ruled that [Donald Trump is ineligible to run](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67837639) for president in the state next year, citing the [14th Amendment's insurrection clause](https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv#:~:text=All%20persons%20born%20or%20naturalized,the%20state%20wherein%20they%20reside.) due to his actions surrounding the US Capitol riot in 2021. This decision follows a similar ban in Colorado, increasing pressure on the US Supreme Court to address the issue. Trump's team and Republican rivals have criticized Maine's decision, indicating a potential Supreme Court showdown over the interpretation and application of the amendment.