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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:27 PM

Oregon governor supports requiring presidential candidates release tax returns to appear on ballot

Source: The Hill

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) said she supports requiring President Trump and other presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot for Election Day.

“We have to hold our elected officials accountable. I think this is just one way of doing it,” Brown said in an interview with HuffPost published Monday.

Brown's remarks follow recent action in California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) last month signed into law a measure that would require candidates for president and governor to disclose federal tax returns from the five most recent years in order to appear on the primary ballot.

Earlier this year, legislation was introduced in the Oregon state Senate requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates to disclose tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in general elections. The measure was still in committee when the Democratic-controlled legislature adjourned.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/457152-oregon-governor-said-she-would-sign-legislation-to-require-trump-to-release

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Julian Englis Monday OP
trueblue2007 Tuesday #1
zaj Tuesday #2
murielm99 Tuesday #3
zaj Tuesday #5
oldsoftie Tuesday #4

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:52 AM

1. my governor !!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:34 AM

2. I keep hearing that such laws are unconstutional...

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Anyone know why that might be?

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Response to zaj (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:43 AM

3. Do you mean unconstitutional?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:28 AM

5. Yes, fixed. Thanks

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:45 AM

4. All for show, as it will likely be tossed as a "ballot access" breach. Same with CA.

IMO, as I am NOT a lawyer. But if you allow this, where would the line be? And yes, there has to be a "line"
I'm still hoping Congress can view trumps returns. I think THEY have a good chance at legally getting them

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