Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday seized on news that British voters will have to show photo ID if they want to cast their ballots in future general elections, saying all U.S. states should pass similar laws to avoid an election “rigged and stolen from us.”
Queen Elizabeth II earlier Tuesday made the announcement during her annual speech. The Electoral Integrity Bill is being proposed by Boris Johnson’s government.
“The Government of the United Kingdom is proposing that anyone who wants to vote in a British election should show photo ID to eliminate any corruption and fraud and “ensure the integrity of elections,” Trump said in a statement.
“This is exactly what we should do in the United States, unlike the Democrats who want to abolish Voter ID laws with passing their horrible HR 1 Bill. All States should pass Voter ID laws along with many other fair and comprehensive election reforms, like eliminating mass mail-in voting and ballot harvesting, so we never again have an election rigged and stolen from us. The people are demanding real reform!”