President Trump on Wednesday claimed in an interview with The Daily Caller that Republicans don’t win elections in some cases because of “potentially illegal votes,” and claimed that people vote multiple times by changing their clothes and then “come in and vote again.” Trump provided no evidence to back his claims.
Trump also pushed for voter ID laws to prevent illegal voting.
“If you buy a box of cereal — you have a voter ID,” Trump falsely claimed in the interview. “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.”
Trump made a similar claim in July while advocating for voter ID laws.
“You know if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Florida in support of Rep. Ron DeSantis’s (R-Fla.) gubernatorial bid. “You need ID.”
“You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture,” he continued. “In this country the only time you don’t need it, in many cases, is when you want to vote.”
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— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 1, 2018