“No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2019
Trump has long touted unfounded claims that he only lost the 2016 popular vote by three million ballots because of “millions of people who voted illegally.”
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
The president went on to retweet a post claiming without evidence that certain areas in California, a reliably blue state, has more registered voters than adults.
The tweets come as Democrats pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
McConnell has resisted calls to take up the bills, saying Democrats are trying to give themselves a “political benefit” and the request “is not a serious effort to make a law.”
Democrats renewed their calls for the Senate to boost election security after former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’d like to know’ if Mueller read his own report MORE, who spent two years investigating Russian election meddling in 2016, testified last month that Moscow is seeking to replicate its efforts next year.
“Mueller’s testimony was a clarion call for election security. Mueller’s testimony should be a wake-up call to every American, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, that the integrity of our elections is at stake. … This is all about the future of this country,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer to call for Trump to fight gun violence, white supremacy with border wall funds Democrats, environmentalists blast Trump rollback of endangered species protections China is a rival, not an enemy MORE (D-N.Y.) said last month.