Gopal: The courts should decide if NJ can keep Trump off the ballot if he doesn’t release tax returns
By Art Gallagher
State Senator Vin Gopal said it would be up to the courts to decide if New Jersey has the right to keep a presidential candidate, President Trump or any other candidate, off the ballot in the state if they do not disclose five years of tax returns, as required by legislation he voted in favor of last week, should the bill pass in the Assembly and be signed by Governor Phil. Murphy.
Gopal reached out to object to MMM’s coverage of his vote on the bill, S119,which would also prohibit Electoral College electors from voting for a candidate who did not disclose their tax returns, regardless of how voters cast their ballots. He objected to the use of the phrase “fellow cronies” in describing his relationships with the other Democrat senators who passed the bill last week. He said I was inferring that he was corrupt for not wanting the the disclosure requirement to apply to him and other NJ elected officials and that I was implying that his cash purchase of his Tinton Falls office building was nefarious.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Monmouth County News, NJ Democrats, S119, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »