Donald Trump has been “removed from the ballot” in another state after accusations that he violated the 14th Amendment. The word “removed”, which I will explain in a minute, is in quotation marks for a good reason. But in the aftermath of the removal, the Maine Secretary of State who was behind it has been slammed.
Before we move on to the more harsh responses, I’ll begin with an official-sounding condemnation by Sen. Thom Tillis.
Maine’s Democrat Secretary of State just removed Trump from the ballot. This is an egregious abuse of power and why I will be introducing the Constitutional Election Integrity Act as soon as Congress returns to session to stop these partisan officials and ensure any… https://t.co/evVu6bSv0H
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) December 29, 2023
This is the full text of the post:
Maine’s Democrat secretary of state just removed Trump from the ballot. This is an egregious misuse of power. I will introduce the Constitutional Election Integrity Act when Congress returns to its session. It is designed to stop these partisan politicians and ensure that any constitutional challenge can only be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tillis is right to say that it’s a gross abuse of power. The legal reasoning is so broad and arbitrary that, if it were allowed to stand as is, Republican officials in the states would have plenty of reason to remove Joe Biden’s name from the ballot. That’s another clue as to what’s going on.
Shenna Bellows had in the past fought for “voting rights” and demanded others to be allowed to vote for whomever they wanted.
What a hashtag. https://t.co/s6s68brlnb
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 29, 2023
This is Shenna Bellows, the Maine Secretary of State who just removed Trump from the ballot.
She said the right of every American to vote freely and fairly is the premise of our democracy.
By her own standards, she is the real threat to our democracy! pic.twitter.com/V66SWbVxUC
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 29, 2023
Bellows believes that voting is a fundamental right, except when it comes to the right to vote against a candidate for president she has an inherent dislike. It’s okay to throw spit at the democratic process and remove that person from the voting list based solely on feelings and twisted reasoning.
Once again, an AWFL has decided to play authoritarian for the “greater good.” They know best, and you don’t dare suggest otherwise, you fascist.
You couldn’t come up with a better stereotype pic.twitter.com/eybDuoPhsn
— Ahmed Al Asliken 🕋☪️✈️ (@assliken) December 29, 2023
Why did I use “removed”, in quotation marks, at the start of this article? It’s pretty obvious what is going on. Bellows stayed (that is, she didn’t implement) her own decision just as the Colorado Supreme Court did when it removed Trump from the ballot. She gave the final word to the U.S. Supreme Court.
What does this tell you? This tells us that these cheap stunts will not succeed in the technical sense. It is a given that the U.S. Supreme Court won’t only keep the stays, but will also rule against states who try to use the 14th Amendment to block Trump from the voting booth without due process.
Bellows does not believe that she will win in the end. She wants to be in the spotlight while allowing the U.S. Supreme Court, which is supposed to be the bad guy for the other half of the country, to do the same. The Biden administration has repeatedly used this tactic, passing the blame to the judiciary when they lose.
It will be the same here. The high court of the nation will make a sensible ruling that will reinstate Trump’s name on these ballots. And then, the extreme left will label them as tyrants and those who wish to destroy democracy. What is the result? It boosts Democrat turnout. It’s so predictable and it’s an egregious abuse of the system.