Politics

California Supreme Court Unanimously Shuts Down SB 27, Which Sought to Keep President Trump off the Ballot

If you can’t beat them, delete them.

This has been the Democratic mindset since 2016, when they failed to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election. They’ve tried everything from smear campaigns to impeachment, doing nothing but rallying support for President Trump.

California Democrats thought that they’d made a breakthrough when Senate Bill 27 was signed into law by Governor Newsom in July. The legislation’s goal was to force President Trump—and all other candidates desiring to appear on the 2020 ballot—to release five years of tax returns. Seeing right through their partisan ploy to keep him off the ballot, Trump refused.

As it turns out, the president was right all along. The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that SB 27 was in violation of the California Constitution. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye stated that advocates were seemingly unaware of the fact that SB 27 was in direct conflict with Proposition 4, which required presidential primaries to be opened to all “recognized” candidates. The descision was quick, reflecting the incredulous nature of the legislation as justices made up their minds within 15 days of hearing testimony—a highly unusual occurrence.

Newsom’s team was in full damage control. A spokesman stated that Newsom “would continue to urge all candidates to voluntarily release their tax returns…Congress and other states can and should take action to require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.”

Of course, don’t let the governor’s rhetoric distract you from the facts. The courts have done a great job at protecting election transparency, but Democrats haven’t learned how to respect the law. They’ve absolutely embarrassed themselves in front of the Court and all Californians, and will likely continue to do so.