(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Sunday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) stated during an appearance on CNN’s “State Union” that the decision by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows to block former President Donald Trump from being on the state’s primary ballot was politically motivated.
Sununu, who has frequently criticized Trump in the past, argued that Bellows’s decision to have Trump removed was entirely motivated by her own ambition and political goals. He added that the decision would likely help boost Trump’s 2024 campaign as he would continue to play the “victim card.” He proceeded to point out that if there was any validity to the reasoning behind Trump being kept off the ballots, then all 48 other states would attempt to do the same. However, in this case, it appears that the move is politically motivated by Bellows and that Trump has no reason to not be on the ballot.
He added that what everyone was understanding was that Bellows had political aspirations and this was her attempt to make a “name for herself.”
Bellows announced last week her decision to have Trump removed from the state’s primary ballot. With this decision, Maine became the second state, after Colorado, to have removed Trump from the presidential ballot. Both states used similar reasoning arguing that Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 presidential election had made him ineligible to run in the presidential election due to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Trump’s campaign has noted that they would be appealing both of these decisions.
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