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President Trump’s camp on Tuesday slammed the passage of a California bill which would require candidates for president or governor to release five years of tax returns to appear on state ballots.
“There are very good reasons why the very liberal Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed this bill two years ago — it’s unconstitutional and it opens up the possibility for states to load up more requirements on candidates in future elections. What’s next, five years of health records?” Tim Murtaugh [Trump’s 2020 re-election communications director] said.
The article goes on to state the following:
“The Constitution is clear on the qualifications for someone to serve as president and states cannot add additional requirements on their own. The bill also violates the 1st Amendment right of association since California can’t tell political parties which candidates their members can or cannot vote for in a primary election.”
“The State of California’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution will be answered in court,” Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump, said in a statement to The Hill.
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