The Washington state Senate passed a bill this week that could keep President Donald Trump’s name from appearing on the 2020 presidential election ballot until he makes his tax returns publicly available.
This would definitely be challenged in federal court. The SCOTUS will throw it out. They have already ruled that states may not enact any requirements on candidates for federal office. Only the Constitution can levy requirements.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2019
Washington’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.
The bill, which advanced Tuesday to the state’s House of Representatives, according to CBS News, would require any candidate on the ballot for president in the state to release five years of tax returns before appearing in a general or primary election.
Senators voted by a 28-21 margin to approve the bill, according to CBS. The state’s attorney general and solicitor told lawmakers in a letter this week that the proposal likely was constitutional, but analysts expect the law if passed to be challenged in federal court. More
It’s good these Liberal states are playing their extra hand early. It gives President Trump time to get this issue before the SCOTUS so they can slap down these states. I would also like to see a challenge of the laws being passed to subvert the Constitution and the Electoral College.
I am pretty sure that this is not a requirement to be president and doing something like this is an effort to rig a federal election. This is definitely unconstitutional. https://t.co/zIjUgArxIT
— Derek Boggs (@derekboggs) March 17, 2019
Leftist gone wild: Washington Senate passes bill that would keep @POTUS @realDonaldTrump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns. There is no law or Constitutional requirement for this violation of an individual’s privacy. #SalcedoStorm https://t.co/Ih0mLjsAPK
— Chris Salcedo Show (@ChrisSalcedoTX) March 18, 2019
— Tai Tai (@taitai78787) March 18, 2019
Be nice, but wouldn’t this require a Constitutional amendment to the requirements for being potus?
— Peter (@BurgerDogBoy) March 18, 2019
Last time a republican won that state?
— The Eagle Has Landed (@Hectorretro1) March 18, 2019
Big deal. He doesnt need washington to win. Or cali, or ny, or oregon, or Illinois.
— Dan Backslide (@AxiomRising) March 18, 2019
I say we pass a bill that doesn’t allow sanctuary cities vote
— BrandyFinegirl (@BrandyG700) March 18, 2019
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It’s always been voluntary. More than likely it will be contested and found unconstitutional.
— bob (@gymorie) March 17, 2019