Ellison Concerned Trump’s Voter Fraud Investigation Could Tighten Voting Requirements
Washington D.C. – Rep. Keith Ellison is pushing back on President Trump’s call for an investigation into voter fraud, concerned the investigation would lead to tighter voting requirements.
President Trump announced this week that he is going to launch a major investigation into voter fraud. He claims he would have won the popular vote against Hillary Clinton if “millions” of illegals hadn’t been able to vote.
Rep. Ellison, one of the candidates for DNC chair, took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the issue. He claims the pending investigation is just a push for voter ID and proof of citizenship to vote.
'Major investigation' on 'voter fraud' is about pushing Photo ID plus proof of citizenship to vote. Fight it NOW! https://t.co/gEodn2Ljhw
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 25, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Ellison has long been an opponent of voter ID laws. However, his stance on proof of citizenship is raising eyebrows. Some people shot back on Twitter, questioning Ellison’s call to fight.
Brian Anderson, writer for conservative website Downtrend, wrote an op-ed challenging Ellison’s opposition to requiring proof of citizenship for voting. Anderson claims Ellison’s tweet suggests he wants everybody, legal citizens and those here illegally, to be able to cast their vote.
As Anderson points out, this would go against federal law, which prohibits non-citizens from voting in a federal election.
Alpha News has reached out to Rep. Ellison for clarification of his statements on Twitter, but did not receive a response before publication.
Trump is expected to sign an executive order launching the voter fraud investigation in the next few days.
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