Donald Trump just got hit with a curveball about the 2020 election.
Democrats found a trick that could throw the 2020 contest into chaos.
And Donald Trump could get thrown off the ballot for this awful reason.
Democrats and their partners in the fake news media still fume about the fact Donald Trump did not release his tax returns in 2016.
A then-candidate Trump claimed he did not do so because he was under audit.
Democrats and the media stewed over this decision, believing it cost them a chance to dig through Trump’s tax returns for politically damaging information.
With the 2020 election approaching, Democrats in blue states have settled on a new strategy for revenge.
The California State Senate passed legislation requiring Presidential candidates to disclose ten years worth of tax returns in order to qualify for the ballot.
“We believe that President Trump, if he truly doesn’t have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns,” said State Senator Mike McGuire, who coauthored the legislation.
Critics contend that the legislation is unconstitutional – and President Trump is sure to challenge the law in court – but McGuire brushed off those concerns.
“We can all debate on the floor about the constitutionality of this bill,” McGuire declared in an interview with the Associated Press.
“But we also have to look at what makes our democracy strong. The foundation of any successful government is transparency.”
Every Republican in the State Senate voted against the legislation.
“I get that playing the resistance card may be good politics for the majority party, but I would submit that it’s bad policy for Californians,” State Senator Brian Jones stated in response.
But despite the media’s claims that Donald Trump trashed the “established norms” by not releasing his tax returns, the practice of candidates disclosing this information only dates back to 1968 and George Romney’s failed Presidential campaign.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy never disclosed their tax returns.
And the voters had their chance to render a verdict on this issue during the 2016 election.
Had Americans cared about not having access to Donald Trump’s tax returns, they would have cast their vote based on that issue and Trump would have seen defeat.
Of course, that did not happen.
Now Democrats are pulling out every trick in the book to get their hands on those tax returns.
In Congress, Democrats are using an obscure 1920s law to force the Treasury Department to deliver six years worth of tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee.
In the event that doesn’t work, Democrats have a backup plan with their California legislation.
Even though Donald Trump will not win California in the General Election, Republicans need him on the ballot to drive turnout for Congressional and state legislative races.
Democrats ran away with a number of Republican-held California Congressional seats in 2018, so kicking Trump off the ballot could depress Republican voter turnout and help the Democrats maintain their majority.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.