Amend Florida’s Constitution to force presidential candidates to release their tax returns
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We have come to expect that our presidential candidates will act in good faith and voluntarily release their tax returns. However, Donald Trump has recently shown it is possible to win a presidential election without releasing any tax returns. This may start a dangerous precedent where future presidential candidates are no longer compelled to release their tax returns to the public.
What can we do?
Individual tax returns are private information and so any release must be voluntary. Therefore there must be a compelling reason for a presidential candidate to release them, such as being ineligible to receive the electoral college votes from a state unless they do so. While most states currently award their electoral college votes to the candidate that wins the popular vote, each state is ultimately allowed to determine how to distribute its electoral college votes.
Florida has an approaching opportunity to vote on amendments to it's State Constitution proposed by the Florida Constitutional Review Commission. Amendments proposed will then be placed on the November 2018 ballot and voted on by Floridians. Let the commission know that we want the Florida Constitution amended so that only presidential candidates who have released their most recent 15 years of tax returns can be awarded Florida’s electoral college votes.
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