You completely missed my point. I wasn't saying that the requirements are analogous. I was saying that in 2008 Obama along with the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, a Republican appointed by a Republican governor by the way, laid to rest the issue of his birth. Rationally, there was absolutely no doubt that Obama was a natural born US citizen and as such was constitutionally eligible for the office of president. Because he provided a copy of the Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth as proof rather than his original long form birth certificate should have been irrelevant since the latter is an official document considered legal proof of birth by virtually every government agency. Only in the warped minds of some conspiracy theorists or maybe among some right wing flame throwers who actually knew better would it have been considered inadequate. As far as release of tax returns is concerned, although it's not a constitutional requirement, it's become a norm for every presidential candidate. I tend to agree that California may have gone a step too far and I would also agree that Trump's legal attempt to conceal his finances shouldn't keep him off the ballot.