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Trying to keep Trump off ballot with tax stunt is underhanded

Illinois has joined a growing number of states that are taking steps to keep Donald Trump off the presidential ballot next year if he doesn't release his tax returns.

While the proposed laws don't necessarily mention Trump by name, we all know they are about him. Not only is that a dangerous precedent for our country, it's downright wrong.

As much as Democrats would like to ensure that Trump doesn't win a second term, the idea of legislators instituting a state law aimed specifically at disqualifying a president they dislike should send chills down every American's spine.

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