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California Governor signs law requiring candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the ballot

July 30, 2019

  Now that Robert Mueller’s testimony did not yield the results Democrats had hoped for most of them–Jerry Nadler excepted–have moved on to the next line of attack; trying to coerce Donald Trump into releasing his tax returns.

  Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law which requires all Presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to appear on their party’s primary ballot. Here is more:

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law into immediate effect that would require President Trump to disclose his tax returns in order to appear on the California Republican primary ballot.

The law, which was approved by the legislature along party lines earlier this month, requires all presidential and gubernatorial candidates to disclose the past five years’ worth of tax returns in order to appear on a primary ballot.

“As one of the largest economies in the world and home to one in nine Americans eligible to vote, California has a special responsibility to require this information of presidential and gubernatorial candidates,” Newsom said in a statement. “These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence. The disclosure required by this bill will shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest.”

  This is obviously targeting Donald Trump in an attempt to get him to release his taxes but the problem is that even if this law does hold up in court–and I am not sure it will not–this only affects the primaries so it seems kind of pointless to me. However, there is power in numbers and according to this story there are a total of 18 states considering similar legislation. We will have to wait and see now that the first domino has fallen if other states will start to follow suit. (Pardon the mixed metaphor.)

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2019 9:02 pm

    One thing for sure is that they are creative… I am sure this is only the beginning of what they have lined up I am afraid. There will be one judge in one state that will rule in their favor.. thus it begins.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2019 5:46 am

      That’s right, this is just the first shot over the bow and others are going to follow. All it takes is one judge and we know they are going to find that one judge.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. peter3nj permalink
    July 30, 2019 10:24 pm

    …many more to follow we can be sure.

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  3. Bruce Booher permalink
    July 31, 2019 11:26 am

    When Pretty Boy Gavin was running for governor, I told anyone who would listen, that Pretty Boy would make Jerry :moonbeam” Brown look like Berry Goldwater. And I was right. Governor Hair, who was having an affair with his campaign manager’s wife, who took an 18 year old “date” to a political function with an opened bar is preparing to run for President, so you all will get to enjoy his slimy smile.

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