PORTLAND, Maine (NEWSnet/AP) — Maine’s secretary of state on Thursday removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot, under the Constitution’s insurrection clause.

The decision, by Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, found that Trump cannot run because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol violates Section 3, which bans from office those who “engaged in insurrection.”

Bellows made the ruling after some state residents, including a bipartisan group of former lawmakers, challenged Trump’s position on the ballot.

Bellows won’t have the final word. Her decision can be appealed to Maine’s courts. U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a final decision on whether Trump can still run for president early next year.

Earlier this month, Colorado Supreme Court that booted Trump from the ballot there under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

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