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Should Trump be prohibited from appearing on the Maine election ballot?

Maine is among the states now evaluating whether former President Donald Trump is eligible to appear on the presidential ballot.

Two of Maine’s constitutional officers are conducting that evaluation because of “14th Amendment election law questions.”

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Former President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departure from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Aug. 24 in Atlanta. AP photo

Trump critics and legal scholars, including two professors active in the conservative Federalist Society, are arguing in states around the country that the 14th Amendment prohibits Trump from running for office because of his role in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. The 14th Amendment prohibits anyone who has taken the oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution from holding public office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

The clear front-runner in the Republican primary, Trump faces four indictments, including one stemming from his role in the Jan. 6 riot that aimed to stop the certification of the 2020 election results and another in Georgia accusing him of seeking to overturn the election results.

But what do you think? Should Trump be prohibited from appearing on Maine’s ballot because of the 14th Amendment? Tell us in the poll and comments below.

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