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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 08:35 PM

Anyone know where the states OR Democratic Party is officially on TAX RETURNS ?

I am a little confused on who can demand them and where.

State law to run you have to, is that a thing?

Sure hope the D party requires this.

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Eliot Rosewater Feb 2019 OP
George II Feb 2019 #1
Apollyonus Feb 2019 #2
ehrnst Feb 2019 #3

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 08:45 PM

1. The DNC doesn't have a formal "position", I don't think they make ballot rules....

...Although they are in control of their party rules, they seem to be staying away from that issue.

However, several states are mulling tax return requirements in order to get on the ballot. I heard that Maryland is considering it and California passed it but Governor Brown vetoed it. With a new Governor, they may reconsider it.

At this point, I think that any candidate balking at releasing one's tax returns, even if not formally required, would be a death knell to his/her candidacy. Except for the idiots on the other side, they don't give a damn about trump's returns.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:30 PM

2. The idiots are not limited to one side

 

I have seen posts here where people claim the tax returns don't matter.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:26 PM

3. 25 states have introduced bills, but it may not be constitutional

 


Lawmakers in at least 25 states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the 2020 ballot in that state a clear swipe at President Trump, the only modern president who's refused to release his personal tax returns.

Why it matters: In theory, Trump could be blocked from the ballot in any state where the new requirement became law. But not a single state has enacted it so far, and the governors of California and New Jersey have vetoed it after it passed both state chambers. It's more interesting as a way for state Democrats to troll Trump than as an actual re-election threat.

Where it stands: Rhode Island is the latest state to pass this measure through its state Senate, according to the Providence Journal, and Maryland's state Senate passed a bill in May. Both will now move to their states' House of Delegates for consideration.

One big problem: It might not be constitutional for a state to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to get ballot access. The U.S. Supreme Court has previously ruled that neither states nor the federal government can create additional qualifications for congressional representatives or senators, per AP, and various legal experts anticipate that would extend to presidential candidates.



https://www.axios.com/states-tax-return-laws-presidential-2020-trump-88e84cce-7214-409d-b4c7-a24aad919bdb.html

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