Liberals rejoiced as the plan to derail Donald Trump by any means necessary achieved its greatest success.
But then something unexpected happened.
And Democrats had one jaw-dropping reaction to kicking Trump off the ballot.
Maine’s Democrat Secretary of State Shenna Bellows executed the most dangerous attack on democracy since the Civil War.
Bellows decided on a whim that Donald Trump was an insurrectionist despite the fact that Democrat prosecutors charged Trump with 91 criminal counts and the only one they couldn’t indict him for was insurrection.
Trump was never charged with – let alone convicted of – the crime of insurrection yet Bellows still latched on to the deranged legal theory that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment barred Trump from holding office and thus she removed his name from the state’s primary ballot.
Bellows’ decision set up no less than the end of legitimate and free elections in America as under this precedent, state election officials can strike candidates from the ballot for whatever reason they desire.
Thanks to the brain worms of Trump hatred infecting Bellows’ decision-making process America could enter a period where Republican officials ban Democrat candidates in red states and Democrats disallow Republicans from running for office in blue states.
Bellows seeking to allow Joe Biden to run unopposed in Maine if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination is how Saddam Hussein ran elections in Iraq.
Even Democrats in deep-blue Maine understood the peril Bellows placed the country in.
Democrat Congressman Jared Golden and Senator Angus King – both of whom voted to impeach and convict Trump in both sham impeachments run by Nancy Pelosi – blasted Bellows banning Trump from the ballot as antithetical to democracy.
“I voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6th Insurrection. I do not believe he should be re-elected as President of the United States,” a statement from Golden read. “However, we are a nation of laws, therefore until he is actually found guilty of the crime of insurrection, he should be allowed 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,” King declared. “This is the ultimate check within our Constitutional system.”
Ever since the Russia collusion hoax the Democrats sought one procedural trick that would dispense with Trump outside of the normal electoral process.
With time running out and the polls looking bad for Joe Biden, Democrats resorted to their extra-judicial, extra-constitutional scheme to prevent Trump from winning the election by banning voters from casting a ballot for him.
But even fellow Democrats realize this has gone too far.
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