Illinois Democrats try to remove Trump on 2020 ballot over income taxes


Democrats in Springfield are trying to remove President Donald Trump from the 2020 Illinois ballot unless he releases his income tax returns, WBEZ reports.

State Sen. Tony Munoz, D-Chicago, wants to add a requirement for presidential candidates in Illinois to submit their previous five years’ worth of income tax returns to qualify for the statewide ballot in 2020 and beyond.

The state Senate is expected to vote on the measure as early as this week. The Illinois Senate mainly consist of Democrats with 40 seats, compared to 19 seats held by Republicans.

Democrats in 17 other states have filed similar legislation this year to create an electoral roadblock to Trump’s re-election.

The legislation needs 30 votes to pass to the House.

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