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CNN Legal Analyst: Maine Secretary of State Partially Based Trump Ballot Removal Decision on YouTube Videos

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  • Source: Bongino
  • 12/29/2023
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Even CNN’s senior legal analyst cast doubt on the legitimacy of Maine’s Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ decision to remove Donald Trump from the 2024 primary ballot. 

Analyst Elie Honig was asked by host John Bergman; “The 14th Amendment, Section 3 says in plain text that if you have engaged in insurrection you can’t be in office. She takes that to mean that if she determines that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection, he can’t be on the Maine primary ballot. Is it that simple?”

Honig explained in response; “No, it’s not that simple. So, clearly Section 3 of the 14th Amendment says, ‘Engage in insurrection, you’re out.’ We all have that. The complicated part, and where we are going to see this play out in the courts, is who gets to decide and by what process.”

He added after some other comments about how this is “legally unknown territory,” that “I think there’s a question there with regard to what Maine did, because if you look at the hearing, and she details this in the ruling, they heard from one fact witness, a law professor. She based her ruling on a lot of documents, but also YouTube clips, news reports, things that would never pass the bar in normal court. She’s not a lawyer, by the way. It’s a smartly written decision, clearly consulted with lawyers, but this is an unelected– she’s chosen by the state legislature. Chosen, elected by the legislature, but not democratically elected.”

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Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros


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