Tag Archives: Maine

Concerned Woman Says She Won’t Endorse Trump

The Hill reports: Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee and a key figure in getting bills passed through Congress, says she will not endorse former President Trump, even if he becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president. Asked if she could see herself endorsing Trump if he wins the nomination, Collins replied: “I do …

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Maine Secretary Of State Appeals Trump Ballot Ruling

ABC News reports: Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows on Friday asked the state’s highest appeals court to consider her decision to bar former President Donald Trump off of Maine’s GOP primary ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment — before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Colorado 14th Amendment case disqualifying Trump. In a news release, Bellows …

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Trump’s Removal From Maine Ballot Put On Hold

The Kennebec Journal reports: A Maine judge issued an order Wednesday to put Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ [photo] decision to exclude Donald Trump from presidential primary ballots on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a similar case out of Colorado. Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy remanded the case to Bellows and ordered her to await the …

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Trump Appeals Maine Decision To Bar Him From Ballot

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump asked a court Tuesday to reverse an attempt by Maine’s secretary of state to keep his name off the state’s primary ballot after she determined he was an insurrectionist who is ineligible to hold the presidency again under the Constitution. Trump filed his appeal to Kennebec Superior Court five days after Secretary of State …

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Ramaswamy: GOP Wants Trump Banned From Ballots

“In any state where Donald Trump is forcibly removed from the ballot in this way, I’ll also remove myself. And I challenge Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, and Ron DeSantis to do the same thing, or else they are also complicit. If every Republican removes themselves from the ballot in Maine, that automatically stops this election interference in our GOP primary. …

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Maine Secretary Of State Hit With Swatting Call

NBC News reports: Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows was the target of a “swatting call” on Friday night, state police said in a statement. The incident happened just a day after Bellows, a Democrat, ruled former President Donald Trump is constitutionally ineligible to appear on the state’s primary ballot next year. State police said they received a call at …

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Maine Secretary Of State Gets Threats From The Cult

Rolling Stone reports: Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said in an interview that she has faced threats since issuing her decision to remove Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot on Thursday. “We have received threatening communications, those are unacceptable,” Bellows told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Friday. “I certainly worry about the safety of people I love, people around …

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DeSantis: Maine Removed Trump For “Cheap Clicks”

“Well, obviously, to have one executive branch official unilaterally striking someone off the ballot is not an appropriate interpretation of the 14th Amendment. We could have in Florida, what are we going to have Biden struck off the ballot because he’s allowed an invasion of eight million people, including enemy nations, have sent people in. This could just end up …

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Maine Sen. Angus King: Keep Trump On The Ballot

“Although I respect the Secretary of State’s careful process—which she was specifically required to undertake under Maine law—absent a final determination of a violation of the 14th Amendment’s disqualification clause, I believe 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. …

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Trump Team: Maine’s Sec Of State Is A “Virulent Leftist”

The Messenger reports: Donald Trump’s supporters exploded Thursday evening following Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ ruling removing the former president from the state’s Republican primary. Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung ripped Bellows as a “virulent leftist” who’s now “interfering” in the election, and said the campaign will quickly appeal the decision. “We are witnessing, in real-time, the attempted theft …

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DeSantis Blasts Trump’s Removal From Maine’s Ballot

The New York Times reports: Former President Donald J. Trump’s rivals in the Republican race for president again lined up in his defense on Thursday after Maine barred him from its primary election ballot, the second state to do so. When the Colorado Supreme Court barred Mr. Trump from the primary ballot there last week, all of Mr. Trump’s opponents …

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Maine Removes Trump From Ballot As “Insurrectionist”

CNN reports: Maine’s top election official has removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 primary ballot, in a shock decision based on the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.” Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows paused her decision pending a potential appeal in state court, which Trump’s team said they intend to file. Bellows, a Democrat, issued the decision Thursday …

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Russian Hackers Breached State Records In Maine

The Hill reports: About 1.3 million people were affected by a data breach in Maine earlier this year, the state revealed Thursday. The breach was part of a massive cyberattack in May that exploited a vulnerability in the widely used MOVEit file-transfer system. Maine said the affected data included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license or state …

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Maine To Probe Police Response To Mass Shooting

“A cornerstone of the ability to heal is to know the truth – in this case, the facts of what happened on that tragic night, of the months that led up to it, and of the police response to it. “It is important to recognize that, from what we know thus far, on multiple occasions over the last ten months, …

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Army Found Maine Shooter Unfit To Carry Weapons

The Messenger reports: In the months prior to the deadly massacre perpetrated by gunman Robert Card, military leaders determined the U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. 1st Class to be “non-deployable” and unfit to carry weapons before he went on a shooting spree. On Tuesday, the Army released a timeline of when it claimed officials first became aware of 40-year-old Card’s mental …

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Maine Shooter’s Family Begged For Help Months Ago

The Associated Press reports: Five months before the deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history, the gunman’s family alerted the local sheriff that they were becoming concerned about his deteriorating mental health while he had access to firearms, authorities said Monday. After the alert, the Sagadohoc County Sheriff’s Office reached out to officials of Robert Card’s Army Reserve unit, which assured …

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Gun Shop Refused To Sell Silencer To Maine Shooter

ABC News reports: Nearly three months before Robert Card would tear through a bar and a bowling alley in rural Maine last week — killing 18 and injuring 13 — he tried to buy a silencer for a rifle at a local firearms store, the owner said Saturday. “He came in and filled out the form, he checked off a …

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Police Were Warned Weeks Ago About Maine Shooter

The Associated Press report: Police across Maine were alerted just last month to “veiled threats” by the U.S. Army reservist who would go on to carry out the worst mass shooting in the state’s history, one of a string of missed red flags that preceded the massacre. Two local law enforcement chiefs told The Associated Press that a statewide awareness …

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Maine Mass Shooter’s Sniper Rifle Was Bought Legally

CNN reports: The gun that investigators believe the Lewiston mass shooting suspect, Robert Card, used to kill 18 people and wound 13 others was purchased legally just days before he was hospitalized and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, multiple law enforcement sources told CNN. The rifle was a Ruger SFAR, chambered for high-powered .308 ammunition, the sources said. The …

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Police: Maine Mass Shooter Found Dead Of Suicide

CBS News reports: The gunman in the mass shootings that killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, 40-year-old Robert Card, has been found dead, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday. The body of the suspect was found by law enforcement near a recycling plant in the Lisbon area, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News. He died of a …

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