In our new fact check series — we dive deep into some of the day’s most prolific claims. In this series, we will use reputable third party sources and sometimes even experts to debunk or prove. some of these claims. Claims that are outright fraudulent or misrepresenting will be marked with an X.
On Friday, U.S President Donald Trump openly claimed that he would send law enforcement officials to polling stations in a supposed effort to quell “voter fraud.” Although in his claim, Trump failed to acknowledge that such is actually against federal law and many states actually flat out reject such a notion. There are a handful of U.S states that actually expressly prohibit the idea of law enforcement personnel at polling sites.
Several of these important components of the law are actually laid out for the public to read at this website detailing the particular U.S code.
It’s called voter intimidation.
Rating: Absolutely lie. There is zero truth to the claim that Trump can order such.