Opinion| It seems like the Democrats are doing everything in their power to keep President Donald Trump form being re-elected in 2020.
How are they planning on doing this? Apparently the first step is to stop people from being able to vote for him at all.
It started off with the Colorado legislature voting to make it so their “electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of how their citizens actually voted,” according to Chicksonright.com.
It has now been reported that the state of Washington is trying to stop President Trump’s name from appearing on their ballots at all.
Via The Hill:
Washington’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.
Breitbart News reports, “CBS News reported that the bill, which passed in a 28-21 vote and is headed to the state House for consideration, would require all presidential candidates who wish to appear on the ballot in the state to publicly release five years of tax returns before the state would allow them to appear on a primary or general election ballot.”
Those Democrats who are in support of the bill claim that it is important to do so as it will force all Presidential candidates to share their tax returns with the public.
“Although releasing tax returns has been the norm for about the last 40 years in presidential elections, unfortunately we’ve seen that norm broken,” stated Senator Patty Kuderer, the Democratic senator who sponsored the measure.
According to Republican lawmakers, the state could be setting themselves up for legal obstacles for trying to push rules “on a federal election.”
“We’re on really risky ground when we’re trying to place conditions on a federal election,” explained Republican Senator Hans Zeiger.
Similar bills have been proposed by other state legislatures, asking that candidates release their tax returns to the public.
Breitbart News reports:
New Jersey’s state senate passed a similar measure and is currently up for consideration in the state’s general assembly.
Democrats have been calling for Trump to release his tax returns since the 2016 election when Trump decided not to release his tax returns.
Trump said at the time that he had been under audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Since congressional Democrats took back the House, they have vowed to make Trump’s tax returns a subject of scrutiny.