Super Tuesday: Maine rankled by Trump ballot access and ranked choice revolt

Maine is one of two Super Tuesday states where voters may not ultimately be allowed to vote for former President Donald Trump.

Along with Colorado’s Supreme Court, Maine’s elected officials have determined that Trump is ineligible for Tuesday’s ballot, citing the 14th Amendment clause barring those who have “engaged in insurrection” from holding federal office.

But there’s an added wrinkle, which is that Maine approved ranked choice voting for its elections in 2016, yet the state’s Republican Party has officially said it won’t recognize election results using that system.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, ruled in December that Trump could not appear on the ballot due to the 14th Amendment, but that decision has been stayed pending action by the Supreme Court, which will make a final determination Read more…

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