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The legal argument over keeping Donald Trump off Maine’s 2024 ballot

A version of this article was originally published in The Daily Brief, our Maine politics newsletter. Sign up here for daily news and insight from politics editor Michael Shepherd.

The legal theory that former President Donald Trump should be barred from next year’s ballot under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is being examined by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows and other election officials across the country.

The idea is effectively untested, though we have seen courts poke at parts of it since the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021. Trump, who is currently…

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