California Ready To Ban Trump From 2020 Election

California Ready To Ban Trump From 2020 Election

Authored by Scott Consenza via Liberty Nation,

Trump Derangement Syndrome alive and well in the battle for 2020…

In a broadside against President Donald Trump and the United States Constitution, Democrats in California’s Senate have passed new qualifications on who may run for president in that state.

Designed to force Donald Trump to publicly disclose his tax returns, the law prohibits the secretary of state from printing a candidate’s name on the ballot unless that candidate produces a copy of every income tax return they filed with the IRS in the five most recent taxable years. Bill 27 passed through the state Senate in a straight party line vote of 27-10, and has been submitted to the House for consideration.

Is It Constitutional?

The U.S. Constitution’s Article II establishes qualifications on who may be elected president and describes the mechanics of how the president shall be chosen via the electoral college. California’s senatorial foray into frustrating Donald Trump’s political career does not include an attempt to unilaterally amend or supplant the Constitution. How can they introduce new qualifications for president, then?

Authors of the legislation use a fig leaf to cover their immodesty. The new law forbids the California secretary of state from printing a candidate’s name on the ballot if the required tax returns have not been supplied. The candidate may still run though, and people may still vote for them – by write-in ballot – in a laughable sop to sticklers for the right to vote and run for office, consistent with the Constitution.

Is this rule constitutional? Aside from any jurist on the Ninth Circus, the answer is no. Don’t take my word for it though; the California Office of Legislative Counsel itself stated that the legislation violates the constitution. Keep in mind, this is the non-partisan law firm created by the legislature to serve it by providing bill drafting services, preparing legal opinions, and other confidential legal services to the Legislature. No matter – when dealing with such an existential threat like Trump, you must break a few eggs.

A Political Ploy

Donald Trump has been criticized roundly for declining to release his tax returns to the press. His political opponents have been unable to generate much traction in selling the idea that this is scandalous or disqualifying; if enough Americans thought such an omission in the candidate’s record was a disqualifier, nature would take its course. The public is not cooperating with the plan, so drastic times call for drastic Democrats.

This is little other than an attempt to publish information politically damaging to the president. Democrats suspect, with good reason, that there are many years where Trump’s tax rate was exceedingly low or even zero. Exposing this would hurt his re-election efforts. That, however, would be unwise to proclaim as a motivation for the new law. Instead, the California Senate has gone with the lie that the returns are needed to find out if the candidate is compromised:

The Legislature also finds and declares that a Presidential candidate’s income tax returns provide voters with essential information regarding the candidate’s potential conflicts of interest, business dealings, financial status, and charitable donations.

Fake News

…drastic times call for drastic Democrats.

Donald Trump, and every other presidential candidate, was required by law to file an exhaustive financial disclosure report with the United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Trump’s 2018 OGE disclosure is 95 pages of small print detailing every single corporation, partnership, or business entity, foreign or domestic, in which he has an interest. It is far more revealing than any tax return would be, because those returns only show taxable events, not interests.

Left coast Democrats are particularly susceptible to the most virulent strains of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Let’s pray the republic can withstand the seizures and fever dreams of its sufferers.

via zerohedge


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  • glenda lafont
    May 5, 2019, 12:07 pm

    California needs to leave the Union. I wouldn’t live there or go there
    for a vacation. I wouldn’t put one penny in that state. Radical NUTS.

    • Cecil@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 12:19 pm

      Agree California needs to break off and fall into the Ocean , close as i have been there is Nevada

      • PatrioTEA@Cecil
        May 5, 2019, 9:21 pm

        Well, we went to that radical state about 15 years ago and won’t return to that hostile foreign nation. NYC is friendlyville by comparison, even though it is also non-American. Except for the massively littered Joshua Tree desert, the scenery is fabulous and compelling. But don’t let that get you there.

      • Eric Johnson@Cecil
        May 5, 2019, 10:53 pm

        Which IS Impossible bcuz the Land Under It ( just like all land ever where ) is Several 1000 Miles Deep…but if it did…The Tidal Wave Would Cover Nevada and Arizona and a 1/2 dox Other States All The Way to The Rockies and ALL Around the World !! Can You Imagine ( but I don’t think you can ) a 2 Mile High Wave, Going 500 mph, Hitting Japan ?

      • Pepper@Cecil
        May 6, 2019, 12:46 am

        And don’t come any closer!

    • Paul Williamson@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 2:02 pm

      I have lived here for 52 years, moved here after graduate school at Cornell. I lived 32 years in the San Francisco Bay area 32 years and in the San Diego 22 years, I know every state in the US, from business travel, and have visited 92 countries, quite a few many times, and have lived in 4 countries. California is fantastic comparted to anyplace on earth. I have made $20M here (honestly, I own a manufacturing company), have a very large home on the beach with a yacht, have a mountain cabin. The ethnically diverse people here are intelligent, open-minded, well educated, and generally successful. In comparison, the people of other states are ignorant, prejudiced, and scratch out a living like a peasant. I hope you failed morons stay away from California, we do not want you. California has the 6th largest economy in the world, is #1 in technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and manufacturing, with 10 times as many billionaires as any other state. Eat your heart out, Neanderthals, stay in your caves.

      • Roger@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 4:13 pm

        You’re the problem not the solution!
        With that attitude, please cease and desist doing business with any other state except the far left leaning progressive anti-American bigots you associate with…good luck with your manufacturing business that solely consists of doing business with your California buds!! Lol

      • Bob Werner@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 4:13 pm

        All of your rants about “Great California” are based on your one time success in this State. I’m not so sure all of the other successful businesses that left California feel the same way. Your taxes are stifling, your criminal element is growing, you have a large population of poor and under educated, so where’s the truth in your message?

      • Beartrap@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 4:16 pm

        Congratulations on your successful career. I was born and still live in Bakersfield 69.5 years later, a place I’m sure you would spit at if you even saw its location on a state map. I also lived in the Bay Area in my 20s. You’re also no U.S. veteran, that’s for sure. That makes you a coward. My take from your post is this: You’re a communo-globalist living a capitalist’s life, just like that pansy prick, Tom Steyer. We are not Neanderthals. I’m a comfortably retired geologist, and my wife is a retired hospital lab tech. You should remember that the next time you fill up one of your seven luxury cars and those two pieces of shyte your spoiled-brat kids drive. I did my part to find the oil you need to survive and get around with your unlimited democrat wealth. You’re impressing only yourself, not real, patriotic Americans. PHD…Pack it high and deep, clown. If this really angers you, I suggest hiring an assassin to find me.

      • von Potter@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 4:37 pm

        Bet in reality you are just another illegal alien that changed your name………In reality, Mexifornia is the cess pool that those empty headed DEM politicians have f’d up……

        TOO bad you are such an ignorant liberal and empty headed AH………

      • robert ramirez@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 5:32 pm

        Dude, clean your nose. There’s some brown shit on it.

      • John Galt@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 5:48 pm

        You surely are the luckiest moron on earth given the fact that you can’t add, spell or construct a proper sentence. “I lived 32 years in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years and in the San Diego 22 years …” Thirty-two plus twenty-two equals 54, not 52, moron. If, in fact, you went to graduate school at Cornell, a highly dubious claim, that makes you approximately 75 to 77 years of age – and you’re bragging about making 20 million? I made that before I was fifty and retired at forty-eight. Let’s see if you want to put your money where your mouth is. I’ll bet you $10,000 a point on an IQ test and spot you 20 points. My bet is that your tiny brain and tinier b@&ls are shrinking up as you read this. Please don’t bother replying as bringing your tiny brain to a battle of wits with me is akin to bringing a knife to a gunfight – you’ll be slaughtered.

        • dan@John Galt
          May 5, 2019, 6:44 pm

          Great reply!

        • Eric Johnson@John Galt
          May 5, 2019, 11:12 pm

          ” I have lived here for 52 years ” He Didn’t Say How Old He Was OR That He Was Even BORN There…The Other ” 2 Yrs ” ( or More ) Could of Been Somewhere Else !!! AND It’s Obvious…That He Repeated 52 Twice and Who’s to Say He’s NOT 75 or 77 ? So Who’s the MORON Now ???

        • Deborah J.@John Galt
          May 6, 2019, 3:36 am

          Well said. Take care. God Bless.

      • Jamie@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 6:33 pm

        So why is your state broke? Dumbass!

        • PatrioTEA@Jamie
          May 5, 2019, 9:31 pm

          Yea, and they want to take, steal our money to save their sorry state.

      • guitardoc@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 6:55 pm

        Evidently the homeless and illegals are taking your California ad at face value and are coming there in droves. Are things as good for them as you describe them being for you?

      • julie kemp@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 7:27 pm


      • PatrioTEA@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 9:24 pm

        Well, watch then if a Damnocrat is elected in 2020 who will target you rich people, or so they proclaim. Trouble is that they all lie and only take fabulous donations from you all.

      • Darrell Plouffe@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 9:26 pm

        Yes and most of the companies are leaving your sad over taxed economy of the 1%. Without the other states you would only be pimple on Mexico’s butt.

      • tony@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 9:53 pm

        bet you have a wall around your mansion

      • Mark@Paul Williamson
        May 5, 2019, 11:58 pm

        You are very highly delusional with one hell of an imagination. You need a mental institution immediately.

      • J E C@Paul Williamson
        May 6, 2019, 12:10 am


      • David Rose@Paul Williamson
        May 6, 2019, 1:54 am

        I live in Tennessee and California is the closest cesspool to me. I really wanted to see a stagnant stinking cesspool before I die. Since you don’t want educated people to visit and see how the IDIOTS live, I guess I’ll just pass.

        • Deborah J.@David Rose
          May 6, 2019, 3:33 am

          Right on!!!

        • Pepper@David Rose
          May 6, 2019, 3:54 am

          No! I just do not want IDIOTS like you to visit. So, please, JUST PASS. By the way, I am a President Trump supporter. And you called me a “cesspool”!! Shame on you!!

      • David Rose@Paul Williamson
        May 6, 2019, 1:58 am

        Commifornia is just like my breakfast cerial … when you get rid of the fruits and flakes, there’s nothing left but the NUTS.

      • Deborah J.@Paul Williamson
        May 6, 2019, 3:31 am

        I live in another state we are NOT ignorant. You are misinformed and you should not make statements you know nothing about. So, you are successful by the American System. If you did not live in the United States you would not be successful. To trash other people for living in another state is outrageous. Don’t judge a book by its cover. They might not be as wealthy as you are but this country has a lot of brave, courageous, people who step up and make a difference in their community as such as First Responders, Police, and Military.

        • Pepper@Deborah J.
          May 6, 2019, 4:05 am

          Deborah, I applaud you. You are the ONLY comment I have read that is intelligent and fair-minded.

      • old blue@Paul Williamson
        May 6, 2019, 4:46 am

        Paul, congratulations on your success, although I think you did maybe “rub it in” a little bit. I can understand why — it’s really hard to read through all these prejudiced and ill-informed opinions. I think we agree that California is an exceptional state which benefits from a variety of viewpoints and ethnicities and where many can be successful.

        As to the actual subject of the article — the law about presidential candidates producing tax returns– I think it’s a terrific idea. It may not be constitutional, but the Republicans pass many laws which are not constitutional and which require progressives to go to court and sue to have them set aside. I think the California law should be passed and implemented and let’s see what the courts say. BTW people, a lot of us care passionately about Trump’s tax returns because there is a strong possibility he is cheating all the rest of us by not paying his fair share of taxes.

    • Marty@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 2:16 pm

      Fruits and Nuts! Build the Wall on California’s eastern border the whole way to Canada, then run south to Mexican border then East to the Gulf. That should contain the contamination !

      • D. Richard Tonge@Marty
        May 5, 2019, 4:52 pm

        “If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”

        – Donald J. Trump (Wagner College Commencement Address)
        Welcome to the Hypocrites Club

        • pleazzer@D. Richard Tonge
          May 5, 2019, 9:32 pm

          Like how you libtards take everything out of context OR cut short the thought a person speaks on. Only way Dimliberals can think—make sense in their own little minds.

          • Pepper@pleazzer
            May 6, 2019, 12:57 am

            They have minds?? Scary!!!

          • old blue@pleazzer
            May 6, 2019, 4:51 am

            It’s not very original thinking to call other people names. Most people give it up after about 5th grade.

      • Dawn@Marty
        May 5, 2019, 5:35 pm

        Yes, yes, yes. That is great just as long as they don’t sling the shit from the homeless over on our side!

      • Pepper@Marty
        May 6, 2019, 12:55 am

        Oh my, Marty! YOUR contamination goes to all those distances!!

    • D. Richard Tonge@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 4:51 pm

      Great,after CA leaves the union,how is your state going to sustain your lifestyle. They are the 6th largest economy so where do you think tax revenue is the greatest – in CA or your state?

    • Carol Lusby@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 5:36 pm

      I guess that California isn’t going to have any say in who our president will be in 2020. Their votes will have to be nullified if all of the candidates aren’t on the ballot. After all, they are not their own nation, yet.

      • cc@Carol Lusby
        May 5, 2019, 10:06 pm

        You said it Carol–by not putting Trump on their ballots would invalidate all the votes in California. This will not only hurt the Demonrat candidate but will surely lead to a landslide electoral victory for Pres Trump.

      • Pepper@Carol Lusby
        May 6, 2019, 4:09 am

        Hey Carol. Or YET? Try NEVER!

    • ROWDY@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 5:50 pm

      I agree with you but better than that is we take steps against California that will totally cripple the Democrap Party. They decide to Ban Trump from the voting document, then we as a country can and should refuse to allow any of their votes to be counted in any of the federal elections in 2020. That would mean that non of the Democrap Party candidates would have any support from California. And it would also mean that California would lose all of their representation in Federal congress. And for any of the other states that think that they can dictate what will be allowed on the federal ballot for 2020 receive the same treatment. With out these Left Wing Nut Socialist Dictatorship States not having any voice in our federal government, we would be able to clean up all the deep state problems and a lot of crooks will be in prison for a very long time. It will cost us less tax dollars to support them in prison compared to what they are sealing and giving away from our federal tax funds. It is time that we put a stop to this forced take over attempt by the Left Wing Nut Socialist Democraps, their brainwashed followers, and the world globalist want to be Dictators. Remember, Dictators only take every thing for themselves and never give anything back to the people. I for one refuse to live under any kind of a Dictatorship, but I nam willing to fight to the death to stop any kind of a Dictatorship to get started in this country. I took an oath to defend this country, our constitution and to protect the free citizens of this country no matter what. The harder these Left Wing Nuts push then we need to push back harder, if not we have a major chance, that our country will be in a major war with in our own country, or worst, be ruled by a Dictatorship, and lose all of our rights and property.

      • Ronsch@ROWDY
        May 6, 2019, 12:58 am

        Trump is not being banned from the ballot. The article’s headline is a lie. All he has to do is make his tax returns public, something everyone running for President has done this since Nixon.

    • Tina@glenda lafont
      May 5, 2019, 8:18 pm

      Since they are anti-america anyway, if they won’t leave they should be expelled. That would eliminate their electoral votes, and massive voter fraud with illegals voting. If you take away the illegal votes, not to mention the dead who voted and the multiple votes, Trump won the popular vote as well.

      • Pepper@Tina
        May 6, 2019, 1:06 am

        Tina, get it in your head! I am not an anti-America Californian. I am a President Trump supporter too! I do suspect, however, that there were illegals and illegal voting. Do you know for sure that this did not happen in your state? Huh? Remember, the Democrats are in every state!!

    • Pepper@glenda lafont
      May 6, 2019, 12:39 am

      Hey, Glenda. I am a MAGA, President Trump Californian. Who are you to call me a radical nut? Maybe you were looking in the mirror!!

    • Pepper@glenda lafont
      May 6, 2019, 12:43 am

      I am a MAGA, President Trump supporter in California. Who are you to call me a radical nut? Maybe you were looking in the mirror!

    • James Mercogliano@glenda lafont
      May 6, 2019, 9:35 am

      Glenda this is the USA California does not have to leave t begining of the End for America.he Union if we let every State leave the Union because of there politics this country would cease to be a great Economic and Military Leader. therfore Glenda please refrain from such Talk. You must hhe a Very patriotic Person and i Salute you for your Patriotism but letting them leave the union will be the

    • JIM@glenda lafont
      May 6, 2019, 11:50 am

      California needs to throw all the democrats into the ocean and start over with clear minds.

  • keith Mehnert
    May 5, 2019, 12:10 pm

    i am sorry but California , first needs to be cutoff from the USA, set adrift and let the sharks work them over , its a dump and always will be , they /pelosi and the rest of the morons actually forget , they are one of the easiest states to do over / wipe it clean , …. hey smoke some more its really made u smart u freeloaders , GO TRUMP whats a shame is there are many great places there but the rich morons do nothing about it just take all they can , freeloader state .

    • Pepper@keith Mehnert
      May 5, 2019, 9:24 pm

      OR EVER!!! You do not want California to leave the Union. Every anti-American group in the world would be trying to take California over!! Then, YOU would have THE ENEMY on YOUR borders. Oh, and there are many Patriotic Americans and Veterans in California!!!
      Like me and my husband!!! Think about this before all of you “pen” your rude, crude remarks! The Democrat party throughout the country is to blame. I do not want the Democrats in my state or in this country. Remember, they are all over the country!! Even where you are!!

      • pleazzer@Pepper
        May 5, 2019, 9:39 pm

        Just talking about not letting them vote. NANCY POLOSER has a law in her district about plastic straws. I mean what the )#*%$&#$_@*(q&$ YET she passes out PLASTIC SYRINGES for junkies. Who along with the homeless crap on the sidewalks in her district. SO they have proven they do not have the gray material to make an educated vote and as they have been subsidized for so long we need to also keep them from voting and hurting themselves.

      • PatrioTEA@Pepper
        May 5, 2019, 9:42 pm

        Seriously, IF you are Conservative or even “moderate,” please, get out of that Communist cesspool now. In case you haven’t noticed, anti-American forces have already taken over your “state,” big time.

        • Pepper@PatrioTEA
          May 6, 2019, 4:33 am

          PatrioTEA, who are you to “seriously” tell me a conservative Californian to get out of my state. The only people who need to get out of California are the Democrats who vote for the Democrat agenda. Oh, wait! If the Democrats get out, they will end up in the other states. Like your state!! More Democrats in your and other’s states!! AHH!!!

  • Dan
    May 5, 2019, 12:19 pm

    Can you imagine the outrage if this had been done to Obama? Imagine a “Red” state that decided to keep Obama’s name off the ballot. They’d be racists and bigots, we all know how they play the game from the left. Problem is it’s getting really old listening to their crap.

    • Christel@Dan
      May 5, 2019, 4:04 pm

      Absolutely…Totally agree 100%….way too many Libtards out there. So glad I went there years ago…when they still had a sense of sanity left. Have had friends ask me about my vacation there….told them I will never set foot on that hellhole that it has become!!

      • Pepper@Christel
        May 6, 2019, 4:47 am

        Hey, Christel. I live in California and have vacationed all over the state. I have NEVER vacationed in ANY hellhole. Maybe you ended up in Sacramento and ended up “vacationing” with the Democrat delegates, by mistake? If so, I would agree your vacation was a “hellhole.” Next time try “ending up” in our beautiful national parks. By the way, Disneyland is still very popular for people all over this country and the world! Try planning your vacations better. On second thought, stay with never setting your “foot” in my state again. Good idea!

  • DrAnalog
    May 5, 2019, 12:28 pm

    The hate of Trump (TDS) makes absolutely no sense. America is doing better under Trump than
    we have in 40 years. Unemployment is down, taxes are lower, the economy is doing great. What in the world is there for anyone to complain about? Why would anyone in their right mind want Socialism, where everyone is miserable, except of course those in power. Cuba and Venezuela should be enough to scare anyone from implementing this. But yet, Democrats want to take us all down. Just look at cities or states run by Democrats. There is higher crime, higher unemployment, higher taxes, etc. TDS is truly a dangerous disease.

    • Ronsch@DrAnalog
      May 6, 2019, 12:55 am

      What Trump and Republicans are overlooking, universal health care, college tuitions ten times what they were when I was in college, and their consistent attack on women.

    May 5, 2019, 12:44 pm

    Next they will be telling people they need to use corn cobs to wipe their butt with.. Legally , you can not do this to any one if they want to run..


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