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February 18, 2024

Read the Maine decision to remove Trump from the 2024 primary ballot

On May 28, 2021, the Maine Secretary of State’s office announced that former President Donald Trump had been removed from the ballot for the 2024 Republican Party Presidential Primary. According to the announcement, the State Committee charged with determining ballot access voted unanimously to remove President Trump’s name from the ballot due to what they deemed “sufficient evidence” that Trump had “incited a riot” leading to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The State Committee also noted that the Maine Republican Party’s By-Laws provide that no candidate may be placed on the ballot if the candidate advocated an act of violence or has been “declared an enemy of the United States in any time of national or international conflict.” In addition to removing President Trump from the ballot, the State Committee also voted to “take all necessary steps to ensure that no candidate previously removed from the ballot will be eligible for inclusion in the 2024 primary election.”