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California Bill Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose 5 Years of Tax Returns

HeadlineJul 31, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday that will require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of tax returns before they can appear on the state’s primary ballot. That information would be made public. The law will, however, not stop a candidate from being listed in the general election—meaning voters could still cast a ballot for Trump if he wins the Republican nomination. In a statement, Newsom said: “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. … This bill will shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest.”

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