Trump urges Ohio voters to support election integrity amendments

2J5HY9T Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to boost Ohio Republican candidates ahead of their May 3 primary election, at the county fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, U.S. April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gaelen Morse

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President Donald Trump urged Ohio voters Thursday to support two state amendments that would significantly increase election integrity and public safety if adopted in the midterm election.

The 45th president said, “The Radical Left desperately needs non-Citizens to vote, because they can’t win on the issues with the American people.”

For years, Trump has pushed for states to address the issue of noncitizens voting in American elections. While the Democrat Party has tried to portray election integrity as “racist” and a form of “voter suppression,” Republicans have supported measures to secure elections in various states.

“This November, the Great State of Ohio has the unique opportunity to stop this destructive campaign,” Trump said. He explained that Issue 2, the Citizenship Voting Requirement Amendment, will secure state elections by ensuring that only U.S. citizens can legally vote in any elections.

If supported by the citizens of Ohio, the amendment would require that “Only a citizen of the United States, who is at least 18 years of age and who has been a legal resident and registered voter for at least 30 days, can vote at any state or local election held in this state.”

Additionally, the amendment to the state constitution would prevent any local government in Ohio from allowing noncitizens to vote in elections, providing another safeguard against lawmakers changing election laws to influence the outcome of an election.

Trump urged the people of Ohio, “Stop Foreign Election Interference, vote YES on Issue 2—it has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

The 45th president also gave his “Complete and Total Endorsement” to Ohio’s Issue 1 amendment, which would significantly impact public safety in the state.

If Issue 1 is passed, it would require Ohio courts to, “Consider public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, as well as a person’s criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the Ohio General Assembly may prescribe,” when determining the amount of bail for a criminal offender.

Trump emphasized, “Protecting our Citizens and Communities, not Aiding and Abetting Criminals, should be our highest priority.” He added, “Don’t let lawlessness win in Ohio this November. Vote YES on Issue 1.”

If a majority of Ohio voters support the amendments and vote “yes” in November, the measures will take effect immediately.

Trump’s message to Ohio voters on Truth Social comes just before the 45th president’s highly anticipated Ohio rally Saturday, where he will almost certainly elaborate on the benefits of Ohio’s proposed amendments.

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