Trump: All U.S. States Should Ditch Voting Machines, Return to Paper Ballots
'Voter ID is very important'
Donald Trump said that all states should return to paper ballots, ditch voting machines, and add voter ID requirements.
During an interview with Breitbart News from his golf club last week, Trump was asked what reforms he thinks could fix the system and restore election confidence.
“Voter ID is very important,” Trump said.
“Frankly, going to paper ballots is better than anything you can do — paper ballots."
"Going to paper ballots. You know, Canada uses paper ballots. I think going to paper ballots would be the best thing if you want to have accurate elections."
"Countries that do paper ballots — solidly watched paper ballots — those are the ones that work. And stop the mail-in ballots unless it’s for military and overseas or very sick people, people that just can’t vote — and they have to have some kind of a real excuse," he added.
"I think paper ballots, same-day voting would be great. Those things, you’d straighten out your elections.”
Trump added he was encouraged by the grassroots effort on election reform across the country, like in Texas, where the state legislature cleared the way to get a bill through to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it.
Trump did say, however, Georgia’s new law does not go far enough.
“Georgia’s new law is not strong,” Trump said.
“Texas’s new law is strong. Georgia’s new law is not strong because the governor of Georgia didn’t want it to be strong. It’s better than it was, but it’s not strong.”
He added that Republicans should focus on not just 2022, 2024 but also beyond.
“The single biggest topic for the Republican Party is the voter fraud of 2020 — not 2022, not 2024,” Trump said.
“You’ll never get to 2024; you’ll never get to 2022.”
He highlighted various important audits like in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
Trump said the establishment media is ignoring the voter fraud, which makes it harder to get his side of the story out.
“Here’s the question. This is a new phenomena. This is what happens with Communism. You can’t have a scandal if nobody writes about it.” Trump said.
“Look at what they’re finding in Georgia. Look at what they’re finding in Arizona. I mean, Arizona, they want to recheck and double-check — people can’t even believe."
"Look, that’s being done by the Senate, not by me. But people can’t believe the kinds of numbers coming out. They’re massive. Now, you’re starting in Wisconsin. Now, Pennsylvania is moving because they said, ‘wait a minute.’”
Trump is also observing what is coming from national pushes to investigate the 2020 election.
On the recent report on a forthcoming investigation from True the Vote, Trump said it was a big deal.
“This is a big deal. This is a big deal. I know — I’ve been hearing about it,” Trump said of True the Vote’s forthcoming investigation.
The group claims it has managed to get surveillance video from ballot drop boxes in Georgia to support its case, and the video will be released soon.