Trump “not fit to serve as president” under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, mentioned, in an official document, Shenna Bellows, the Secretary of State of Maine (Democrat), responsible for organizing the elections.

This decision to disqualify Trump from the position of head of state follows the position of the Colorado Supreme Court, which surprised this month by excluding the Republican tycoon from that state’s primaries.

The Colorado Supreme Court had concluded that Trump was involved in a riot on January 6, 2021, during the attack on the United States Capitol and considered that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, invoked to claim his ineligibility, in fact applies to a president.

The provision was added to the Constitution to prevent former Confederates from returning to their government positions after the Civil War.

The language in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment has come under scrutiny for the way it defines who is barred from holding office if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”

The historic indictment of the former president on August 1st at federal level and then on August 14th by the State of Georgia (southeast), for his allegedly illicit attempts to obtain the reversal of the results of the 2020 elections, opened a legal debate on the his possible ineligibility, leading to appeals in several states.

After the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, Trump immediately announced the appeal to the US Supreme Court. The highest court in the country has never ruled on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

Shenna Bellows also assured that she was “aware that no Secretary of State has ever deprived a presidential candidate of access to the polls” based on that amendment, according to the document released by several North American media.

“However, I am also aware that no presidential candidate has ever participated in an insurrection before,” said the Secretary of State of Maine, in the northeast of the USA.

This week the Michigan Supreme Court refused to disqualify Trump from the 2024 electoral process. The judges argued that the case raises a political issue that should not be resolved by justice and rejected the action without even holding a trial.

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