After announcing the disbanding of his voter fraud commission, President Donald Trump placed the blame at the feet of Democratic states that would not cooperate.
Why? Because they are aware of the fraud and wish to maintain a rigged system, according to the president.
“Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud. They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally,” he posted just after 6 a.m.
Trump added that states should move towards voter I.D. laws, which Republicans have adopted but critics argue disenfranchises poor and minority citizens less likely to have state identification.
Though Trump and other Republicans have frequently claimed rampant voter fraud exists, no one has come forth with irrefutable evidence.
Trump had called the electoral system “rigged” before his unexpected election in November 2016, but continued to argue that there was large-scale fraud as he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
No widespread voter fraud has been shown.
He dissolved his controversial commission on the issue Wednesday night, claiming that there was “substantial evidence” of wrongdoing without offering any.