Trump Proposes ‘Landmark Election Reform,’ Overhaul of Election Security Systems

December 6, 2020 Updated: December 6, 2020

President Donald Trump is calling for landmark election reforms along with a comprehensive overhaul of election security systems in the United States following next month’s Georgia runoff races.

“After we win [the U.S. Senate], we need to pass landmark election reform including voter ID, residency verification, … citizenship confirmation,” he said. “They want to say, ‘He doesn’t have to be a citizen.’ You’ve got to see who’s voting.

“It’s a disgrace that in 2020, no state in America even makes any real attempt to verify that those who cast ballots by mail are eligible and lawfully registered voters. The evidence of fraud is overwhelming.”

In the November general election, widespread incidents of irregularities and alleged fraud have been reported, including votes cast in the name of dead people, across state lines, backdated ballots, and “glitches” caused by human error that switched Trump votes to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, rejection rates for mail-in ballots have been uncharacteristically low despite the record-breaking number of mail-in ballots sent out by state officials, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2020. (Lynn Lin/Epoch Times)
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The crowd at a rally in support of Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), headlined by President Donald Trump, in Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2020. (Lynn Lin/Epoch Times)

According to data compiled by professor Michael McDonald at the University of Florida, more than 65 million people voted through the mail—much more than during 2016. However, rejection rates for 2020 have been reportedly lower than those seen in 2016 for several states.

The president made the remarks during a rally in Georgia for Sen. David Purdue (R-Ga.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who both head to runoff elections on Jan. 5, 2021. The runoffs will determine if the Republicans can hold their majority in the Senate.

The GOP currently holds a 50–48 lead over Democrats in the Senate, and will secure a majority if at least one of the two incumbents win. If a 50–50 tie occurs, the vice president serves as a tiebreaker vote.

The president’s plan also includes an overhaul of election security systems, “because right now, Dominion is a joke, not a very funny joke,” he said.

Following the November general election, a whistleblower with a military background in Venezuela alleged in an affidavit on Nov. 16 that the company Smartmatic had participated in a scheme that manipulated the Venezuelan election result in favor of Hugo Chávez, The Epoch Times reported.

Attorney Sidney Powell has filed lawsuits in Michigan, Arizona, and Georgia that accuse  Dominion Voting Systems of using software designed by Smartmatic, introducing potential manipulation of the 2020 presidential election result.

Dominion Voting System has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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