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View Poll Results: Do you support ballot qualifications outside of the constitution?
Yes: states should put any kind of limitation that they want even for political motivations 4 14.81%
I only support this one and can't fathom other important reasons to do something 1 3.70%
No: This is anti-Democratic. 22 81.48%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 05:38 AM
 
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"This remains a terrible, anti-democratic idea and California should be embarrassed (sic)." -Nate Silver

California's governor signed into law that you can't appear on the California ballot for president unless you hand over the past 5 years of tax returns to the California Attorney General.

The law might be unconstitutional due to putting requirements not within the constitution.


Would Democrats be fine with other limitations? Obama wouldn't release grades and test scores - could Texas make that a requirement to be on the ballot? We want an intellectually sound leader after all, don't we?
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Old Today, 05:48 AM
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Democrats are showing they are willing to set dangerous precedents in order to achieve short term satisfaction. California is a one party state so there's nobody to talk sense to them and it will be up to the courts to decide. Even if it turns out what they are doing is legal, it will be, as you have pointed out, emulated by other states with other political makeups, with unforeseen consequences. And in the short term Trump will be left off the ballot in a state he has no chance to win in the first place. All the democrats will win is a few minutes with a **** eating grin and the continuation of their popular vote talking point in to Trump's second term. Which may be all they are looking to get anyway.
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Old Today, 05:59 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Release your Medical records.

We need to verify your not a risk of a health problem, an addict or mental issues.

Hillary kept falling down. We must know why.
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Old Today, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
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Unseal Obama's college application forms and grades!

So SICK of the crap coming from California!!!
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Old Today, 06:29 AM
 
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Notice they don't want to make them public, they want to have an individual see them in order to decide what information about which candidate is released.

Yeah, no partisanship there. Lol
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Old Today, 06:32 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Democrats are showing they are willing to set dangerous precedents in order to achieve short term satisfaction. California is a one party state so there's nobody to talk sense to them and it will be up to the courts to decide. Even if it turns out what they are doing is legal, it will be, as you have pointed out, emulated by other states with other political makeups, with unforeseen consequences. And in the short term Trump will be left off the ballot in a state he has no chance to win in the first place. All the democrats will win is a few minutes with a **** eating grin and the continuation of their popular vote talking point in to Trump's second term. Which may be all they are looking to get anyway.
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Release your Medical records.

We need to verify your not a risk of a health problem, an addict or mental issues.

Hillary kept falling down. We must know why.
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Unseal Obama's college application forms and grades!

So SICK of the crap coming from California!!!
Exactly.

Trump is in zero danger of winning CA. Still a very very slippery slope.

Hopefully challenged and struck down by SCOTUS.
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Old Today, 06:42 AM
 
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I believe is unconstitutional and will be shot down in court.

I DO think Congress should make disclosure of taxes mandatory.
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Old Today, 06:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Do we have to show valid id to vote too?
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Old Today, 06:51 AM
 
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Do we have to show valid id to vote too?
LOL irony for the win.
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Old Today, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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"This remains a terrible, anti-democratic idea and California should be embarrassed (sic)." -Nate Silver

California's governor signed into law that you can't appear on the California ballot for president unless you hand over the past 5 years of tax returns to the California Attorney General.

The law might be unconstitutional due to putting requirements not within the constitution.


Would Democrats be fine with other limitations? Obama wouldn't release grades and test scores - could Texas make that a requirement to be on the ballot? We want an intellectually sound leader after all, don't we?
I think the Conservative states should say that no one can be on their ballot unless they are pro life and renounce socialism.
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