Donald Trump removed from Maine primary ballot by secretary of state

On March 30, 2020, Maine’s Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, removed President Donald Trump from the state’s Republican Party primary ballot. This was due to a lack of submitted signatures from registered Republican voters to certify signatures. Dunlap said the party was unable to submit the necessary minimum number of signatures due to complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was removed from the ballot along with 3 other Republican candidates, Bill Weld, Joe Walsh, and Roque De La Fuente. The Maine Republican party said they were not able to get enough signatures due to the virus, making it impossible to meet the state’s deadline.