Skip to comments.California Law Aimed At Acquiring Trump’s Tax Returns Ruled Unconstitutional
Posted on 11/21/2019 6:25:43 PM PST by Kevin in California
A California law that sought to require candidates to publish tax records in order to appear on the ballot has been ruled unconstitutional by the states Supreme Court Thursday.
The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, which was signed by California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in July, required candidates running for president or governor in the state to hand over the five most recent years of tax returns to the California secretary of state to qualify for the ballot.
Meh. On the ballot or not, Trump has as much chance of carrying California as the rest of us do at winning the lottery.
The law was a bill of attainer, illegal from the start.
California passed this law to distort the nationwide popular vote so that President Trump would it by an even wider margin than in 2016. It’s petty BS, because the nationwide popular vote is irrelevant; it’s the Electoral College that matters.
I think that there are enough people getting sick of the liberal crap, that Trump could really hurt their party. Start appealing to the citizens focusing on the fires, homelessness, high taxes, craping in the streets, gangs, illegals, etc, and you could start a real Howard Beal momentum out there.
SPOT ON. = I once lived in Rancho Palos Verdes in LA County & while a lot of my neighbors were fairly Liberal, they were NOT lunatics, as the CLOWN CAR that is running the DIMocRATS Party in 2019 demonstrably is.
DJT needs to do several rallies in CA between now & 03NOV2020, which are televised from coast to coast live & point out how LOONY that the DIMocRATS are now.
(We may NEVER again carry CA but doing those rallies would marginalize the DIMs to the point that NO decent person, who has an IQ over 75 will even consider voting for the DIMs ever again.)
Just my opinion, TMN78247
Image now if CA succeeded in putting this requirement in place. A state like NY could follow (probably not in time for 2020, but for future elections to hurt (R) candidates). In Trump's case, that was 2,819,534 votes in 2016.
Just those two states, could have prevented 7,303,344 votes for Trump. Throw in WA, OR, MA and other liberal states, and that number only gets larger.
Trump wins the electoral college, but looses by 10 - 12+ million popular vote.
Take that message to the politically, constitutionally & civically ignorant masses in this country, and a groundswell to remove the electoral college from our Presidential elections could pass the numbers needed to amend the Constitution.
This should not be looked at in isolation in CA alone, nor just for the 2020 election.
Maybe in 2024, the (D) candidate doesn't want their tax returns made public and the (R) candidate doesn't want their [college records, medical records, etc] made public. These liberal states could then remove the tax return requirement law, and put in a college records law for that election.
Allowing custom requirements like what CA tried to do could be a very powerful tool, to be combined with all the other tools the libs have (media, schools/universities, Hollywood, etc), to keep (R)'s off the ballots of numerous states in the union.
Anyone who has the worth and income of Pres. Trump is under constant audit anyway. He also has an entire battery of accountants to keep him out of trouble.
There is really nothing to see.
You did notice that this “law” requires only 5 years of taxes be revealed, right?
So Hillary’s and Kerry’s and Biden’s years of State Dept and family influence selling are very specifically NOT going to be revealed.
What we need out of McConnell is fast-tracking of POTUS Trump’s judicial appointments.
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