President Trump Discussed Election Security Measures
Voter ID must play “very strong part”
On Tuesday, President Trump said that no measure on election security should receive the consideration of Congress unless it includes provisions mandating voters present identification while casting ballots.
“No debate on election security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it’s all so meaningless,” he said in a tweet.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has resisted taking up two election security bills that have passed through the House. That legislation requires the use of paper ballots, includes funding for the Election Assistance Commission and mandates candidates, campaign officials, and family members to notify the FBI if foreign governments offer assistance.
- For Senate Leader McConnell as he faces pressure to bring the House-passed election security bills before the Senate.
About the use of voter identification at the polls.