FACT CHECK: Was Maine Secretary Of State Arrested For Treason?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports that JAG arrested Maine’s Secretary of State Shannon Bellows.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. No such arrest has occurred.

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A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the State official was arrested recently for treason. The post shared the information in text.

The post reads, “JAG Arrests Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows for Treason.”

The claim is inaccurate. The claim stems from a satirical news outlet called Real Raw News. The outlet self-identifies as satire. Their disclaimer reads, “This website contains humor, parody, and satire.” The post shared the headline without any reference to the source or satirical label

The article claimed that Bellows was arrested for her role in attempting to remove Trump from the state’s ballot. Bellows was the victim who was swatting after she removed Trump from the State’s ballot. Fox 5 Atlanta reported a fake emergency call was placed at her home just one day after Trump was removed from the ballot in Maine. (RELATED: Does Video Show Explosion At Francis Scott Key Bridge?)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim a video showed a Ukrainian jet being shot down.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter