This is ridiculous Liberals are trying to stop Trump from winning in 2020. Where that is no shock, it’s the how that’s bizarre. Instead of relying on Democracy and voting, Dems are attempting to take Trump off the ballot entirely over his tax returns.
“According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, bills have been introduced in 17 states that would keep President Trump off their election ballots in 2020 unless he releases his tax returns to the public.
The measures have passed the Senate in four states, including California, Hawaii, Illinois and Washington state.
“Tax returns go to the core of your true financial interests,” said Reuven Carlyle, a Democrat in the Washington state Senate. “Obviously, it’s just unprecedented for President Trump not to release his taxes. No one’s ever imagined that someone would do that, so I think it’s a legitimate public policy.”
There’s no law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns, but it’s been common practice since the 1970s. In 2016, candidate Donald Trump broke that tradition. He said he was not able to release his returns because they were being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.”
“Currently, the criteria for a presidential candidate, per the Constitution, is that the candidate must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older. That’s it. Congress can’t add to the constitutional criteria through federal legislation.
If Congress wanted to change the threshold criteria for presidential candidates, it would likely take a constitutional amendment to Article II, which would in turn require ratification by at least three-fourths (currently 38) states. Congress does not have unilateral authority to add to Article II and impose this kind of mandated criteria on presidential candidates.”
These Blue States are out of line. There is no rule that someone running for president has to show their taxes. This is just the Dems trying to pull a fast one, any state that passes such is contesting the constitution and defiling our Democracy.