In an overwhelming defeat of California Democrats attempt to subvert the 2020 election, the California Supreme Court ruled today that it is illegal to force presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns as a condition of appearing on the state’s primary ballot.
Senate Bill 27 that required the release of presidential candidates tax returns was passed by the Democrat Legislature, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and vigorously supported by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Then Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed an identical law in 2018 and joined Republicans in saying the law would be unconstitutional. Today’s ruling proves again that Democrats are willing to waste California taxpayer dollars to defend a law they knew to be illegal but believed will advance their political agendas.
Instead of focusing on tax returns, Governor Newsom and California Democrats would be better served by paying attention to this state’s homeless crisis, gas prices that are nearly $1.50 a gallon more than the national average, an education system that ranks near the bottom of all 50 states and the real threat of having hundreds of thousands without power and sitting in the dark during our upcoming holiday season.
It is time that California Democrats put their ideological bias aside and instead work with Republicans and independents on solving the problems Californians deal with here, at home, every day.
Los Angeles Times – Trump May Withhold Tax Returns and Appear on Ballot, California Supreme Court Rules: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-21/trump-taxes-ballot-california-supreme-court
Sacramento Bee – California Can’t Force Donald Trump To Release Tax Returns, State Supreme Court Rules: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article237248624.html
The Hill - California High Court Strikes Down State Law Targeting Trump Tax Returns: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/471536-california-high-court-strikes-down-state-law-targeting-trump-tax