In the latest scheme to disenfranchise over half of the state’s population, California has joined the push to remove President Trump from the 2020 ballot.
Democrats KNOW they can’t beat him, so they are doing the only thing they can: committing outrageous injustices against the people to prevent them from voting for Trump.
Breitbart News reported:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has reportedly decided to sign a controversial bill requiring that all presidential candidates publish their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot.
The bill is targeted at President Donald Trump, who has not published his tax returns.
According to Yashar Ali, who broke the story in his newsletter, Newsom decided to sign the bill into law by the Tuesday deadline — even though he had been expected not to do so.
As Breitbart News noted on Sunday:
The bill, SB 27, passed both houses of the California state legislature earlier this month, thanks in part to Democrats’ super-majority in each. It now awaits Newsom’s signature. Analysts describe it as a political “freebie” for Newsom — but it could be declared unconstitutional, and it could jeopardize the few areas in which Trump has cooperated with Newsom’s administration.
The move is likely to lose in court, and will jeopardize California’s precarious relationship with the Trump administration.
Jay Sekulow, a personal attorney for President Trump, suggested legal action will be taken in response to the move by Newsom. “The state of California’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution will be answered in court,” Sekulow stated.
Though the Golden State has often sued the Trump administration over its policies, California is also dependent on federal aid in a number of areas. Earlier this year, Trump canceled nearly $1 billion of funds for California’s now-defunct high-speed rail project, which Newsom had still hoped to use despite canceling the project.
It will not matter if Trump does not appear on the California primary ballot, because he will still appear on the ballot in the general election. California exempts the presidential primary from its usual “jungle primary” process, in which only the top two candidates advance to the general election, regardless of party.
The bill could, however, inspire other Democrat-governed states to do the same. It will almost certainly boost Newsom’s national profile as well.
“Democrat leadership in this state continues to put partisan politics first — a fact made obvious by Gov. Newsom’s insistence here to waste time and taxpayer money to fight a losing legal battle,” says Jessica Millan Patterson, chairwoman of the California Republican Party.
According to Richard Hasen, professor of election law at the University of California Irvine, the requirement is the first of its kind. While a legal challenge seems inevitable, he says, the courts have not weighed in on the issue previously.
“I think it’s uncertain as to what the courts will do about a challenge to the law,” he says, adding that the case could find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A New York state law signed earlier this month, which would require the release of Trump’s tax returns to the state Legislature, remains tied up in court.
The California law would also apply to candidates for governor. However, it’s unclear if the requirement will apply to them immediately.
Newsom’s Democratic predecessor, Jerry Brown, vetoed similar legislation in 2017. He expressed concerns about the constitutionality of the requirement. He also said it could create a “slippery slope.”
“Today we require tax returns, but what would be next? Five years of health records? A certified birth certificate? High school report cards?” Brown said in his veto statement.
This is infuriating and pathetic.