President Trump said he would employ various law enforcement agencies during election voting to prevent fraud.
As the Democratic National Convention concluded Thursday, Trump signaled his intention to monitor voting in the upcoming election in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“My question to you then is, are you going to have poll watchers? Are you going to have an ability to monitor, to avoid fraud, and cross-check whether or not these are registered voters? Whether or not there has been identification to know that it’s a real vote from a real American?” Hannity asked.
“We’re going to have everything. We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement, and we’re going to have, hopefully, U.S. attorneys. And we’re going to have everybody and attorney generals [sic]. But it’s very hard. I mean, you have some of these states sending them out, like Nevada, where they don’t even have to check the signatures, so anybody can sign it. New Jersey just sent it out, where the governor, as I understand it, just signed an executive order, didn’t even go through the legislature to get it done. And nobody has ever heard of anything like this.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to the White House for comment.
Author: Anthony Leonardi
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump says he plans to use law enforcement to monitor polls during election