After Colorado, Donald Trump has been declared ineligible for the 2024 US presidential primary in Maine. The state’s top election official disqualified him on Thursday local time for his involvement in the January 2021 attack on the US Capitol. The news agency AFP reported this information.
On January 6, 2021, Trump was disqualified from running for his role in the ‘Capitol attack’, election officials said. Earlier, on December 19, the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado declared Trump ineligible to contest the vote.
Maine Secretary of State Shena Bellows said the outgoing president was aware of the incident on January 6, 2021. The event took place under his direction and support.
According to the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, a person sworn in as president is disqualified from serving as president if he or she is involved in a coup or rebellion against the government.
Trump can appeal to the US Supreme Court about this ruling in Colorado and Maine states. Meanwhile, his campaign team condemned the disqualification of Trump in the state primary in Maine.
In a statement, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said it was an attempt to disenfranchise American voters. Trump will appeal against it.