Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News that all states should abandon voting machines in favor of paper ballots, as well as eliminate early voting and impose voter ID requirements across the country.
When asked what reforms he thinks could fix the system and restore trust in American elections during an interview last week, Trump listed several things he hopes states will implement to reform the system.
“Voter ID is very important,” Trump told Breitbart News. “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. I think paper ballots, same-day voting would be great. Those things, you’d straighten out your elections.”
Trump also stated during the interview that he is encouraged by grassroots efforts to reform elections across the country, particularly in Texas. Trump, on the other hand, had harsh words for Georgia — the state’s new law has been roundly criticized by the left. But Trump believes it falls short of the mark. He claimed that Governor Brian Kemp (R) weakened the proposal.
“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.”
Trump also said that Republicans need to focus not just on the future — 2022, 2024, and beyond — but also on exposing what happened last year.
“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 cited audits from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania as examples of important audits from across the country. However, he said that the establishment media’s refusal to cover voter fraud and election issues makes it more difficult to get 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.’”
Recently, Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) president and general counsel J. Christian Adams reports that 15 million mail ballots nationwide were unaccounted for in the 2020 election.
“This is not data that we are speculating about,” Adams said. “This is federal data, and that’s where we get the 15 million number. Fifteen million ballots were sent in the mail last year that never ever came back and were counted.”