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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:26 AM

 

Why Don't States Pass Laws Requiring 10-Years of Taxes Before Candidates Can Be On Their Ballots?

Seems like that would solve the problem once and for all. Trump wouldn't run!

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Reply Why Don't States Pass Laws Requiring 10-Years of Taxes Before Candidates Can Be On Their Ballots? (Original post)
DoctorJoJo Apr 2019 OP
rownesheck Apr 2019 #1
greymattermom Apr 2019 #2
Soxfan58 Apr 2019 #3
samnsara Apr 2019 #4
JT45242 Apr 2019 #5
hughee99 Apr 2019 #6
librechik Apr 2019 #7

Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:29 AM

1. Add to the law,

must have at least a measurable IQ. That would also keep him out.

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:29 AM

2. Especially states with a lot of electoral votes.

Like New York and California.

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:52 AM

3. It seems

if that is possible, it would be done already. Maybe NY state taxes can be released?

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 09:12 AM

4. some states are trying to. Text RESIST to 50409 and tell your Governor to consider this...

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 09:27 AM

5. Slight compromise -- 6 years

For most businesses and individuals, you are only required to keep tax records back for 6 or 7 years. So, ten years seems a little excessive.

I would totally support a 6 or 7 year rule and hope that all states, especially early voting states in the primaries/caucuses would adopt it so that it would weed out the candidates earlier. Last time, that would have eliminated Bernie and Trump from Iowa and New Hampshire. Just imagine, if Bernie couldn't have gotten the boost of a "surprising" Iowa result what might have happened... The Russian bots could not have pushed a Bernie or bust agenda or target Bernie voters to stay home, vote for Jill Stein, or throw away their vote in some other way (like 5 people who have told me or close friends that they wrote in Bernie), because everyone of those actions was essentially a vote for Trump.

Who would it eliminate this time?

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. Yes, medical records and financial history too.

If we're going to make them release private records we think might be relevant, why half-ass it?

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 12:33 PM

7. Colorado almost put that issue on the ballot in 2018

maybe next time!

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