President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to spread wild and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about rampant voter fraud in U.S. elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted, and recounted, in key races in Florida and Georgia.
“The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” Trump told The Daily Caller during a Wednesday interview.
“When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on,” Trump claimed without providing a shred of evidence to back his assertions.
There is absolutely no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the U.S., despite claims made this week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, President Trump, and other top Republican lawmakers.
“If someone in this county has evidence of fraud or irregularities, they should report it to a law enforcement office,” said Florida Judge Jack Tuter on Monday before denying Scott’s request that law enforcement seize and monitor ballots and voting equipment during the recounts.
Tuter requested that both Democrats and Republicans “ramp down the rhetoric” surrounding the contentious gubernatorial and Senate races in Florida.
Trump also repeated a previous false assertion he made in July about voters requiring identification to purchase food.
“If you buy a box of cereal—you have a voter ID,” Trump told the conservative news outlet. “They try to shame everybody by calling them racist, or calling them something, anything they can think of when you say you want voter ID. But voter ID is a very important thing.”
“An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected,” Trump claimed in a tweet on Monday.