Federal Judge Weighs In On California ‘Law’ Designed To Remove Trump From Ballot
The measure requires any executive official to deliver his or her tax returns at least 98 days before an election, and is a blatant attempt to disenfranchise all Trump supporters in California.
In an expressive win for President Trump, a federal judge has issued an injunction on a law written by California specifically designed to remove Trump from the 2020 ballot.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation in July, which would require any candidate for governor or President of the United States to deliver their tax returns 98 days before the election. The penalty for refusing would be the disqualification of the candidate.
There is no doubt that it was designed to either sneakily get the president’s tax returns, or prevent him from being on the ballot, but District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. the law would cause candidates candidates “irreparable harm without temporary relief,” and he blocked it with a temporary injunction.
England stated that his final decision would be coming soon.
And, the law on is President Trump’s side.
Basically, what California is doing is trying to dictate their individual restrictions upon a federal election… that’s ridiculous.
The Epoch Times outlined the victory:
The bill, SB 27, or the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act requires a candidate for U.S. President or California Governor to file copies of every income tax return filed with the Internal Revenue Service in the five most recent taxable years with the Secretary of State, at least 98 days prior to the corresponding primary election.
Trump sued in August to try to block the law and four other suits were filed by others, including former presidential candidate Roque de la Fuente.
England, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, spent much of the time in court talking about whether a federal law, known as the Ethics In Government Act, would preempt the new law, reported the Los Angeles Times.