Trump had a big issue with voter ID laws back in 2016. Now that the 2020 election is approaching he has decided to unearth the problem and use it in his campaign for re-election. An interesting new post at USA Today has looked at Trump’s voter ID gripe, arguing that it is unfounded.
At rallies and on Twitter, the president has renewed calls for voter ID laws, revisited assertions that a large number of people voted fraudulently and signaled that, until those issues are resolved, other pending election measures are going nowhere.
Trump hammered the theme during a New Hampshire rally this week, repeating a statement – dismissed by his allies and critics alike – that thousands of people fraudulently voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton there. She won the state by fewer than 3,000 votes.
“It’s also time for Democrats to join with us to protect the sacred integrity of our elections by supporting voter ID,” Trump said to robust applause in Manchester.
Read more on what the article develops around the unfounded nature of Trump’s voter ID gripe here.