President Trump has called for an investigation into voter fraud. Many Democrats have become worried that this will mean voter suppression as Trump tweeted that he will “strengthen up voting procedures!”:
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!“
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Today the White House elaborated on the president’s initative:
We don‘t intend to impose any voting restrictions. Our only concern is to prevent any voter fraud in the future.
We‘ve decided that the best way to strengthen up voting procedures is by requiring all Democrats, black people, and Californians to present 3 photo IDs.
These people will have a very easy way to prove that they are not illegal voters as all of the following will be accepted as legitimate photo IDs:
- Driver’s license
- Library cards issued by Trump University
- Passports issued by Russian Federation