Without A Unified SCOTUS, More States Will Bar Rivals From Ballots

Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.

If four Colorado state Supreme Court justices were not a small enough number of unelected individuals to determine for whom an entire state should have the right to vote, try one. Yes, in Maine, one person, the secretary of state, unilaterally determined that the entire voting population of the Pine Tree State should be prevented from casting their ballots in their upcoming primary for former President Donald Trump.

Shenna Bellows, Maine’s secretary of state, singularly disqualified Trump, pending appeal, from appearing on the March 5, 2024, primary ballot. “I likewise conclude that Mr. Trump was aware of the likelihood for violence and at least initially supported its use given he both encouraged it with incendiary rhetoric and took no timely action to stop it,” wrote Bellows in her Dec. 28 ruling.

On Tuesday, Trump appealed the Bellows decision in the Maine Superior Court.

Bellows must be clairvoyant, given …

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