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Trump Celebrates Winning Legal Fight to Stay on California Ballot

TRumpPresident Donald Trump declared victory Wednesday after a judge blocked a California law keeping his name off the state’s ballot ahead of the 2020 election.

Judge Morrison England Jr. officially blocked the law Tuesday afternoon, giving the president a major victory pending California’s appeal. The law, passed in July, would have required any candidate running for president to produce IRS tax returns for the past five years.

“I won the right to be a presidential candidate in California, in a major Court decision handed down yesterday. It was filed against me by the Radical Left Governor of that State to tremendous Media hoopla. The VICTORY, however, was barely covered by the Fake News. No surprise!” Trump told his Twitter followers.

Democrats and other activists have long criticized the president’s decision not to release his tax returns, so the California law was not a surprise.

“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,” Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said in a statement in July.

England, the judge, appeared to sympathize with lawmakers’ intent.

“[W]hile this Court understands and empathizes with the motivations that prompted California,” England said in his decision, “the Act’s provisions likely violate the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”

England had put a temporary hold on the law in September.

The victory could be a Pyrrhic one for Trump as California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced plans Tuesday night to appeal the decision. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will likely preside over the appeal process.

England was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Chris White

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Robin Zelmanovitz

I was born and raised in California. It used to be so beautiful, a lovely, and safe place to grow up. A hopeful place. California no longer belongs to it’s citizens and lifetime residents. I did NOT vote for the last three governors, and none of them have asked ME what I want, nor have they represented the issues that are important to me. Californians (both Democrat and Republican) vote for a good law, and some judge overturns it. How infuriating is that? I am so tired of people commenting on our stupidity and liberalism, because there are too many of us who are conservatives and just can’t figure out what gives these arrogant fools in office the right to commandeer our state for their new world order and one world government. I don’t want that and nobody I know does either. It’s a hopeless feeling, and I am appalled… Read more »

Steve

Thank goodness this obsecne effort by the Dems is blocked. I, at an old age, am being taught by the dems how diseased you can become because of power hunger.

Rene McSherry

The Dems are so desperate they tried to block Trumps name from even being on their 2020 ballot! So underhanded to usurp the Republic.

Lorey

If the ussr kalifornia gonna limit my rights to vote for who i want . I’m leaving

mojo

If they can block LEGALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP then any state can block TRUMP or any other candidate, no point in having elections.

Marshall

I HAVE ONLY READ A COUPLE OF STORIES. THE ONE ABOUT SAN FRANSISCO AND THE ONE ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COURT VICTORY OVER CALIFORNIA’S EFFORTS TO KEEP HIS NAME OFF OF THE PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS FULL OF UNAMERICAN LIARS AND TRAITORS. NAMELY POLPSI AND SHUMMER JUST TO NAME TWO. NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO NAME ALL OF THEM