Maine Secretary of State Visited White House in 2023

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( – Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D), who decided last week that former President Donald Trump should be barred from appearing on the 2024 GOP primary ballot in the state, previously visited the White House two times in the last year. In a previous statement, she also called the Electoral College a “relic of white supremacy,” according to The New York Post.

According to the visitor logs, Bellows was invited to the White House once in March and once in June. Her first time in the White House was when she attended a Women’s History Month event on March 22. This was her first meeting with Biden, with whom she took a photo that she shared on social media. In her post at the time, she stated that it was an “amazing” experience to meet the President.

Her second trip occurred on June 6 when she visited the White House with over a dozen other people to meet with Biden’s special assistant Justin Vail. Many of the trip’s attendees noted in their social media posts that the trip appeared to have been organized by Issue One Reform.

Before becoming the Secretary of State for Maine in 2021, Bellows represented the 14th district of Maine in the state Senate for around four years. After she took office, Bellows wrote an op-ed for Democracy Docket, a progressive platform where she spoke about her efforts to make “voting more accessible” and stated that she was scared about the country’s democracy after the 2020 presidential election.

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