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Democrats Back Trump in Ballot Battle

Maine Democrats are breaking with the State’s Secretary of State’s decision to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot.

Politico reports:

Rep. Jared Golden, a Maine Democrat whose competitive House district Trump won in 2016 and 2020, criticized the ruling in a statement posted to social media Thursday night.

“I voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6th Insurrection. I do not believe he should be re-elected as President of the United States,” Golden wrote. “However, we are a nation of laws, therefore until he is actually found guilty of the crime of insurrection, he should be allowed on the ballot.”

Sen. Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, said in a statement that while he respected Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ “careful process,” he believed “that the decision as to whether or not Mr. Trump should again be considered for the presidency should rest with the people as expressed in free and fair elections.”

“This is the ultimate check within our Constitutional system,” King continued. Both Golden and King voted to respectively impeach and convict Trump during his two impeachments.

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