After keeping a low profile for most of the year, President Trump is once again speaking out about the 2020 election.
He is meeting with state legislators across the country.
He is also meeting with allies on Capitol Hill.
Now, multiple states such as Texas and Pennsylvania are passing new laws to ensure the security and integrity of their elections.
But President Trump wants more.
He wants to make sure that a presidential election can never be stolen or tampered with again.
Here’s President Trump’s solution:
- Every state must use paper ballots only
- Every state must use in-person, same-day voting
- Voter ID must be required for everyone who wants to vote
That sounds fair to us, don’t you think?
Think about it:
Paper ballots ensure that votes can’t be tampered with… or if they are, there is physical evidence of wrongdoing.
In-person, same-day voting eliminates the threat of fraud through mail-in ballots.
Keep in mind that presidential elections happen once every 4 years.
People know well in advance and can plan ahead.
And finally, isn’t voter ID just flat-out common sense?
More details below:
Former President Donald Trump said all states should ditch voting machines and return solely to paper ballots, in addition to eliminating early voting and instituting voter ID requirements coast to coast. https://t.co/TtjL7vnd3k
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 2, 2021
— VoteRiders (@VoteRiders) August 31, 2021
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) September 2, 2021
This news was reported by Breitbart.
Though he now lives in Florida, President Trump has been traveling the country.
And he gave Breitbart an interview while he was in New Jersey.
Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News that all states should ditch voting machines and return solely to paper ballots, in addition to eliminating early voting and instituting voter ID requirements coast to coast.
Asked during a nearly two-hour interview at his golf club last week what reforms he thinks could fix the system and restore confidence in American elections, Trump listed several things he hopes states will implement to reform the system.
“Voter ID is very important,” Trump told Breitbart News. “Frankly, going to paper ballots is better than anything you can do — paper ballots. Going to paper ballots. You know, Canada uses paper ballots. I think going to paper ballots would be the best thing if you want to have accurate elections. Countries that do paper ballots — solidly watched paper ballots — those are the ones that work. And stop the mail-in ballots unless it’s for military and overseas or very sick people, people that just can’t vote — and they have to have some kind of a real excuse. I think paper ballots, same-day voting would be great. Those things, you’d straighten out your elections.”
Canada does use paper ballots. In fact, late last year in November 2020, Canadian election officials made that clear in a public statement:
Trump also said during the interview he is encouraged by some actions taken at the grassroots level to reform elections across the country, particularly in Texas where the state legislature just cleared final hurdles to get a bill through to Gov. Greg Abbott (R) who is expected to sign it soon. Trump, though, had harsh words for Georgia — the state’s new law has been viciously criticized by the left, but Trump thinks it does not go far enough. He said Gov. Brian Kemp (R) weakened the proposal.
“Georgia’s new law is not strong,” Trump said. “Texas’s new law is strong. Georgia’s new law is not strong because the governor of Georgia didn’t want it to be strong. It’s better than it was, but it’s not strong.”
Trump also said that Republicans need to focus not just on the future — 2022, 2024, and beyond — but also on exposing what he says happened last year.
“The single biggest topic for the Republican Party is the voter fraud of 2020 — not 2022, not 2024,” Trump said. “You’ll never get to 2024, you’ll never get to 2022.”
He pointed to various audits from around the country, like in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania as important. But he said the establishment media ignoring voter fraud and election issues make it harder to get his side of the story out.
“Here’s the question. This is a new phenomena. This is what happens with Communism. You can’t have a scandal if nobody writes about it.” Trump said, “Look at what they’re finding in Georgia. Look at what they’re finding in Arizona. I mean, Arizona they want to recheck and double-check — people can’t even believe. Look, that’s being done by the Senate, not by me. But people can’t believe the kinds of numbers coming out. They’re massive. Now, you’re starting in Wisconsin. Now, Pennsylvania is moving because they said, ‘wait a minute.’”
Trump is also watching what is coming out from broader national pushes to investigate what happened last year. Asked about a recent report on a forthcoming investigation from True the Vote — one such election integrity group — that claims it has obtained cell phone GPS ping data from hundreds of alleged “ballot traffickers” who allegedly went to multiple ballot drop boxes in key cities in a number of these swing states multiple times, Trump said he thinks it is a “big deal.”
“This is a big deal. This is a big deal. I know — I’ve been hearing about it,” Trump said of True the Vote’s forthcoming investigation.
The group says it has obtained surveillance video from ballot drop boxes in Georgia to back up its case and those videos will be coming out soon, as Breitbart News has recently reported.
Trump also in the interview cited multiple recent reports from Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) president and general counsel J. Christian Adams, who, using Election Assistance Commission (EAC) government data, reports that 15 million mail ballots nationwide were unaccounted for in the 2020 election.
Keep in mind that even Canada does NOT use Dominion.
Isn’t America more advanced than Canada?
Shouldn’t we be worried about the security and integrity of our elections?
If something isn’t good enough for Canada, then it shouldn’t be good enough for us!
Elections Canada does not use Dominion Voting Systems. We use paper ballots counted by hand in front of scrutineers and have never used voting machines or electronic tabulators to count votes in our 100-year history. #CdnPoli pic.twitter.com/dp7ZiB84ql
— Elections Canada (@ElectionsCan_E) November 16, 2020
The Democrats better hope they can expand voter fraud because there’s no way they can be legitimately elected again after this sh*t they are presiding over.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 30, 2021
How the hell did I get a mail in ballot to vote in the next California recall election?!
When I’m not even a citizen! Smh 🤦🏾♂️ voter fraud is real!!
— Ismael Cruz (@ismacruz616) August 29, 2021
Despite Democrat efforts to block election integrity, multiple states are moving forward with new bills that will help protect our elections.
Texas is the latest state to pass sweeping voter bills.
Per local NBC DFW:
The Texas Legislature sent a sweeping rewrite of the state’s election laws to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday, dealing a bruising defeat for Democrats after a monthslong, bitter fight over voting rights.
Abbott said he would sign the bill, which could happen in the coming days.
“Protecting the integrity of our elections is critical in the state of Texas, which is why I made election integrity an emergency item during the 87th Legislative Session. I thank Sen. Brian Hughes, Rep. Andrew Murr, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan for stepping up to ensure that this bill made it to the finish line during the second special session,” Abbott said in a prepared statement minutes after the bill passed. “Senate Bill 1 will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. I look forward to signing Senate Bill 1 into law, ensuring election integrity in Texas.”
Even the final vote did not escape a parting round of confrontation after Senate Republicans scuttled one the few areas of bipartisan agreement at the last minute: language that would have shielded voters with felony convictions from prosecution if they cast a ballot without knowing they were ineligible to vote. It had been included following backlash over the arrests of two Texas voters, both of whom are Black, which intensified criticism amid a broader fight over voting restrictions that opponents say disproportionately impact people of color.
The rest of the far-reaching legislation, spurred in part by former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election, had set off a heated summer in Texas of walkouts by Democrats, Republicans threatening them with arrest, Abbott vetoing the paychecks of thousands of rank-and-file staffers when the bill failed to reach him sooner, and accusations of racism and voter suppression.
“The emotional reasons for not voting for it are that is creates hardships for people because of the color of their skin and their ethnicity, and I am part of that class of people,” said Democrat Garnet Coleman, a state representative whose return to the Capitol earlier this month helped end a 38-day standoff.
Texas will limit voting hours and empower partisan poll watchers under the nearly 75-page bill, known as Senate Bill 1. It is largely similar to the one Democrats first walked out on 93 days ago, underscoring how Republicans, who have overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate, held their ground in the face of months of protest and escalating brinksmanship.
That acrimony is unlikely to end with Abbott’s signature.
The Texas Capitol is set to immediately shift into another charged fight over redrawn voting maps that could lock in Republican electoral advantages for the next decade. Texas added more than 4 million new residents since 2010, more than any other state, with people of color accounting for more than nine in every 10 new residents.
Almost every Democrat complaint about these voting bills can be debunked.
For example, it is not difficult to get an ID, especially from the government.
You need an ID to drive.
You need an ID to buy alcohol.
Why should we remove that requirement for our most sacred right as Americans?
Democrats’ logic and opposition to election integrity should alarm any objective observer.