AUGUSTA — A brief arguing that Donald Trump should remain on the ballot has been formally filed with the U.S. Supreme Court with the Maine Republican Party’s support.
The brief, organized and joined by a number of state Republican parties, argues that:
1. The Colorado Supreme Court misinterpreted the Constitution
2. The Colorado Supreme Court may not independently determine the qualifications for President of the United States.
The legal arguments are in support of the simple principle that the people should be able to vote to elect their president. In Maine’s Superior Court, Justice Michaela Murphy has paused consideration of Maine’s court case pending the U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Maine GOP Chairman Joel Stetkis said: “There is a coordinated national effort to win this election for Joe Biden before a single vote is cast. The Maine Republican Party is fighting this anti-democratic effort on every front and we’re confident that Shenna Bellows and her fellow partisan actors will lose in court. Mainers, Coloradans, and every American should be able to vote for the candidate of their choice — it’s that simple. Special thanks to Mike Brown, Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, for his hands-on role in organizing this fight against the Biden team’s political thuggery.”