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Trump is challenging his disqualification in a second US state

Trump is challenging his disqualification in a second US state

(Washington) Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a decision to exclude him from the ballot in Maine's Republican primary, taking such a step ten months before a runoff election.

Maine ruled Thursday that the Republican favorite is “unfit to serve as president” because of a violent attack on the Capitol by supporters of his 2021 Democratic primary, a week after a similar decision in Colorado. Joe Biden.

Donald Trump's lawyers asked Maine courts on Tuesday to overturn the decision of Democratic Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, saying she was a “one-sided leader” who “acted arbitrarily and capriciously.”

The State of Maine argued on 14, as did the Colorado Supreme Courte An amendment to the Constitution exempted those involved in “seditious” acts from any public liability.

On January 6, 2021, hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump violently stormed the Capitol, the seat of Congress and the sanctuary of American democracy, in an attempt to block Joe Biden's certificate of victory.

The former president was indicted federally and in the state of Georgia in August, accused of trying to change the results of the 2020 election.

At this point the historic results in Maine and Colorado relate only to the March 5 Republican primaries in these two states.

They will not be used pending legal proceedings challenging them.

Several procedures have been launched in various states across the country to block the path of heavy favorites in Republican primaries. Michigan and Minnesota rejected them.