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California governor forces release of Trump tax returns with latest law

Things are about to get hairy in The Golden State.

America’s democratic party seems to have one goal, and one goal only, in mind:  Get President Trump…one way or another.

There is little time for legislating among the “resistance”, nor has there been much of an effort to govern in the name of their constituencies.  Instead, the progressive agenda has been a nonstop parade of anti-Trump screeds aimed at delegitimizing our elected President.

When the RussiaGate tirades turned tawdry and turbulent, they turned to Trump’s taxes in an effort to combat the Commander in Chief.

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The federal efforts to gain access to these private fiscal records have largely been ineffective, thanks to a number of lawsuits filed by Team Trump.  But now, a state-centric attempt to uncover the President’s tax returns has been signed into law.

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If Democrats in California get their way, President Trump will have to pony up his tax returns before anyone in the state can vote for him next year.

Gavin Newsom, the state’s Democratic governor, signed a bill Tuesday morning that will require Trump to release five years of his tax returns before his name can appear on the state’s primary ballot in 2020. Democrats have long criticized the president for refusing to release his tax returns when he first announced his candidacy for president in 2015. But California is the first state in the country to use a ballot slot as leverage to disclose his tax returns, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“The United States Constitution grants states the authority to determine how their electors are chosen, and California is well within its constitutional right to include this requirement,” Newsom wrote in a statement.

The Trump team plans to fight the law in court, as has been tradition, citing the idea that states cannot impose their own requirements for individuals seeking federal office.

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