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California governor signs bill requiring Trump release his tax returns to appear on ballot
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday signed a bill requiring President Trump to release his tax returns before he can appear on the state's 2020 primary ballot.
Under S.B. 27, called the "Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act," any candidate running for president or governor of California will be required to file copies of the last five years of their tax returns to the California secretary of State.
"As one of the largest economies in the world and home to one in nine Americans eligible to vote, California has a special responsibility to require this information of presidential and gubernatorial candidates," Newsom said in a statement.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Guyfriday
They already do. That's been the practice for a while now.
Why is Trump hiding his?
"People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook," Nixon told reporters in November 1973. "Well, I am not a crook."
"One of the reasons that Nixon released his returns was that people were saying, 'Hey, how can we trust the IRS to investigate this guy honestly and fairly when he's their boss?'" Thorndike said.