Donald Trump has said the United States should follow the United Kingdom’s lead and introduce ‘photo ID to eliminate any corruption and fraud’ in elections.
Posting to his new web site, From the desk of Donald Trump, the former president shared his thoughts on voting laws Tuesday, saying ‘all States should pass Voter ID laws’.
That would mean the US would ‘never again have an election rigged and stolen from us’ he said, adding: ‘The people are demanding real reform!’
Trump wrote: ‘The Government of the United Kingdom is proposing that anyone who wants to vote in a British election should show photo ID to eliminate any corruption and fraud and ‘ensure the integrity of elections.’
‘This is exactly what we should do in the United States, unlike the Democrats who want to abolish Voter ID laws with passing their horrible HR 1 Bill.
‘All States should pass Voter ID laws along with many other fair and comprehensive election reforms, like eliminating mass mail-in voting and ballot harvesting, so we never again have an election rigged and stolen from us.
‘The people are demanding real reform!’
The former president, pictured leaving NYC Tuesday, posted to new site, From the desk of Donald Trump, Tuesday
Sharing his thoughts on voting laws, he said ‘all States should pass Voter ID laws’. That would mean the US would ‘never again have an election rigged,’ he added
Trump’s claims about widespread election fraud have been debunked, but voting security still remains an important issue for Republicans and others.
Republicans mounted an aggressive case Tuesday against Democrats’ sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration and 24-hour ballot drop boxes in an increasingly charged debate.
The legislation, a top priority of Democrats in the aftermath of the divisive 2020 election, would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. voting in a generation.
It would touch nearly every aspect of the electoral process, would remove hurdles to voting erected in the name of election security and curtail the influence of big money in politics.
Though it is federal legislation, Republicans are fighting a national campaign against it rooted in state battles to restrict new ways of voting that have unfolded during the pandemic.
Just Tuesday, the Arizona Legislature sent the governor a bill that would make it easier to purge infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get mail-in ballots
Trump pointed to the UK’s example to ‘ensure the integrity of elections’. Republicans mounted an aggressive case Tuesday against Democrats’ election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back a number of proposals
In the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been forced to defend his plans which will require voters to prove their identity before casting ballots, despite condemnation from civil liberties groups and senior lawmakers there.
The identification will be required ‘for all voters at polling stations’. Campaigners have warned that people without ID would be disenfranchised as a result of the move, especially those in marginalized groups.
But Johnson said on Monday that it was ‘complete nonsense’ to suggest he was trying to suppress the votes of those who do not back his Conservative party by introducing the identification requirement.
Liz Cheney had earlier on Tuesday refused to back down ahead of a vote to oust her from GOP leadership, calling Trump a ‘liar on a crusade to undermine our democracy’ for his comments called the election rigged.
Republicans are fighting a national campaign against it rooted in state battles
Cheney, who voted to impeach the former president for his role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, is expected to be ousted from her No. 3 Republican leadership post Wednesday.
She said Tuesday: ‘Our freedom only survives if we protect it. Today, we face threat America has never seen before.
‘A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol, in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him.’
A combative Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, speaking on the House floor, adding: ‘Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president.
‘This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has set a Wednesday vote for removing Cheney from her No. 3 Republican leadership post in a closed-door meeting.
Trump also shared his thoughts on an offshore windmill farm approved near Martha’s Vineyard in a blog post to his website Tuesday
Data analyzed by NBC shows it is attracting a far smaller audience that his old social media
Trump also shared his thoughts on an offshore windmill farm approved near Martha’s Vineyard in a blog post to his website Tuesday.
He wrote: ‘Wind is an incredibly expensive form of energy that kills birds, affects the sea, ruins the landscape, and creates disasters for navigation.
‘Liberals love it, but they can’t explain why. In any event, Martha’s Vineyard, an absolutely wonderful place, will never be the same.’
Trump had used the site Monday to tantalize his supporters with the promise of a ‘bombshell’ election fraud case to come in Michigan, likening Joe Biden to a thief who has raided a jewelry store and vowing: ‘the diamonds must be returned’.
But data analyzed by NBC shows it is attracting a far smaller audience that his old social media.
The new webpage, launched earlier this month, allows his fans to repost the statements to their Facebook and Twitter feeds since he was suspended from the platforms over the January 6 Capitol riot.
But not many appear to be doing so, according to analytics company BuzzSumo. In fact, it has only seen around 212,000 engagements since launching.
Just one of Trump’s tweets – where he had 88 million followers – would receive more than that alone.