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Trump: 'Push Hard for Voter Identification'

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By    |   Thursday, 04 January 2018 06:53 AM

President Donald Trump underscored the need for voter identification in two Twitter posts early Thursday, the morning after he dissolved his voter fraud commission.

He said states were refusing to provide information and claiming that "endless legal battles" would result at taxpayer expense.

In the first tweet, Trump said identification is needed for everything Americans do, except voting:

"As Americans, you need identification, sometimes in a very strong and accurate form, for almost everything you do.....except when it comes to the most important thing, VOTING for the people that run your country," he wrote. "Push hard for Voter Identification!

In his second posting, Trump repeated Wednesday's claim that many states were refusing to turn over data, but said they were "mostly Democratic."

"Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud," he said in the tweet. "They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally. System is rigged, must go to Voter I.D."

On Wednesday, in a statement from the White House, Trump said  he was dissolving the commission because states were refusing to release voter information, "despite substantial evidence of voter fraud."

He continued that he'd asked the Department of Homeland Security to review the issues and determine how to move forward.

The president created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017, after saying that he'd lost the popular vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, because of 3 million to 5 million illegal votes.

Eight lawsuits remain pending in federal court, including one filed by a commission member, Maine Democratic Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. Other groups seeking legal action include the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which alleges a lack of transparency and that the collection of Americans' personal data violates voters' privacy.

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