A law signed on Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newso requires candidates to submit five years of tax returns 98 days prior to the primary on March 3. The state then intends to release a redacted iteration.
“These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence,” Democrat Newsom stated.
It appears almost inevitable that the case will find its way into federal court, along side at least two other cases related to Trump’s tax returns.
“The state of California’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution will be answered in court,” said Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president.
Should President Trump not appear in the California primary, but win the Republican nomination, he would appear on the state’s general-election ballot in November 2020.
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