Illinois Dems conjure up legislative plan; Trump needs to cough-up tax returns or he won’t be on 2020 ballot

The hard-left dominate Democratic Party has taken to targeting the electoral process to advance their progressive agenda, and the state of Illinois is the latest to get on board with an effort that establishes certain requirements to appear on state ballots.

Much like the party’s long-standing efforts to manipulate our immigration laws to fundamentally transform America, Democrats in Illinois are seeking to pass a bill that would force President Trump to release five years of his tax returns in order to appear on the state’s 2020 presidential ballot, Chicago radio station WBEZ reported.

The legislation passed the Illinois state Senate voted 36-19 on Thursday and moves to the Democrat-controlled state House. The governor is also a Democrat, although Gov. J.B. Pritzker has not said where he stands on the bill.

“If you want to run for vice president or president of the United States, hey, what’s wrong with providing your tax returns for the past five years?” Democratic state Sen. Tony Munoz said while debating the bill, according to WBEZ. “If you’ve got nothing to hide, you shouldn’t worry about anything.”

Sounds like gamesmanship, where Democrats are circumventing the Constitution to establish their own requirements on who may run for president.

When Republicans control state government, perhaps they will cherry pick possible weaknesses of Democratic presidential candidates to pass their own law restricting who can appear on the ballot.

Republican state Sen. Dale Righter called the legislation “an embarrassing waste of the Senate’s time.”

“This is being pushed by a far-leftist organization from the city of Chicago that wants to be able to get up and chirp about the president of the United States,” said the lawmaker. “We ought to be better than this.”

Illinois joins 17 other states considering similar legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The reaction on social media suggests that the law, if passed, would never stand up to scrutiny in court because of that pesky Constitution.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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