President Trump renews call for strict voter ID laws: “Must play a very strong part…”

President Donald Trump came out strongly in support of voter ID requirements for the upcoming election security measures that are before the Senate that were recently passed by the House of Representatives.

“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.

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

Democrats have been pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the two election security bills passed by the House up for a vote in the Senate, one of which includes funding for the Election Assistance Commission as well as mandating that candidates, campaign officials and their family members are required to notify the FBI if foreign governments offer assistance.

McConnell, however, has been against taking up the bills, up to this point, and has said that Democrats are attempting to push through legislation that would give themselves “political benefit” and that their request for the bill to be brought to the floor of the Senate “is not a serious effort to make a law,” according to The Hill.

Democrats, however, have made the most of their majority in the House and called for the Senate to push through the bill following the testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated possible election tampering for nearly two years following the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller was also clear that he believed that Russia would likely attempt to tamper with the elections again in 2020, which has been cited by Democrats:

“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 Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said last month according to The Hill.

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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