Trump pushes for Voter ID, takes credit for North Korea talks in tweets

Despite his late evening executive order disbanding his struggling voter fraud commission, President Trump is still claiming the country’s election system is “rigged” and is now pushing for stronger Voter ID laws in early morning tweets. He also claimed credit for talks between North and South Korea that are reported to take place next week.

The commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, quickly attracted criticism over transparency concerns and demands that states hand over voter data. 

After Mr. Trump wrote in a Wednesday evening statement that he wanted to cease “engaging in endless legal battles,” he tweeted Thursday morning that many “Democrat states” had refused to hand over data from the 2016 election, claiming they did so “because they know that many people are voting illegally.”

He added in a follow-up that “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.”

While many states do require a form of identification when voting, not every state requires you to do so. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a total of 34 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. The remaining 18 states use other methods to verify the identity of voters

Several courts across the country have since taken up and thrown out cases pertaining to Voter ID laws, finding some of the requirements disenfranchised certain would-be voters and were discriminatory in its practice.  

In another tweet, the president attributed upcoming talks between North and South Korea to his rhetorical stance against the North.

“Does anybody really believe that talks and…

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