Several state legislatures are looking to pass laws that will require presidential candidates to release their tax returns if they want to see their name on voting ballots, which could keep President Trump off the ballot in 2020's presidential elections. Some proponents of the numerous bills argue that they are geared toward increasing transparency and returning to the "norm" of candidates sharing their financial records with the public, which Trump has, to date, refused to do. But other lawmakers have admitted that the legislative push is "very much about Trump." Washington state's Senate passed a bill that would require candidates to release five years of tax returns before they could appear on the state's primary or general election ballot, and 17 other states have similar bills in the works.
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