President Trump Crushes Democrats Hope of Vote-By-Mail: ‘A Lot of People Cheat’

President Donald Trump came out strongly against attempts to expand mail-in voting by Democrats, arguing that the practice will increase the likelihood of voting fraud.

During Friday’s White House press briefing, ABC’s Jonathan Karl — citing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak — asked the president if he feels the country should prepare to vote by mail in the November election.

“No, because I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” said Trump, who has been consistent in his support for voter identification laws, which can limit opportunities for fraudulent voting by requiring voters to present identification before obtaining a ballot.

“I think people should vote with ID, voter ID. I think voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat,” Trump continued.

“It should be you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself. You don’t send it in the mail where people can pick up — all sorts of bad things can happen — by the time it gets in and is tabulated,” he said.

“You should vote at the booth. And you should have voter ID, because when you have voter ID, that’s the real deal,” he concluded.

In August, the president weighed in on a congressional debate surrounding election security.

“No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!” he wrote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is among a growing number of Democrats making a broad push to nationalize not only elections, but also voting by mail.

The California Democrat is seeking to allot $4 billion in a phase-four stimulus plan for voting by mail, Reuters reported.

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