The GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama has defended his primary campaign for his party’s nomination against allegations of voter fraud, despite an investigation into alleged voter fraud by the FBI and a court order that he not run.
In a series of tweets Sunday, Trump suggested he would not “disappoint” the Alabama Senate if it passed a voter ID law, which some observers say could disenfranchise millions of voters in the state.
Trump’s tweet came after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state’s voter ID bill, which the governor signed last week, would not require a voter registration form or an ID card.
That could mean up to 2 million voters could be disenfranchised in the November general election if Alabama’s law goes into effect.
Trump, who is seeking to win a second term in the U.N. General Assembly, has said that if he is elected, the U and its agencies will not cooperate with an investigation that is underway into whether his campaign illegally coordinated with Russian operatives.
“The Supreme Court has upheld Alabama’s voter law and the election integrity commission is going to make sure the people of Alabama are able to vote, as promised,” Trump said.
“This is the single most important election for the future of our country.”
The Republican National Committee is already scrambling to find a way to defend Trump’s primary election victory against allegations that he colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
The RNC said in a statement Monday that Trump should be congratulated for the fight.
“We are confident the voters of Alabama will make the right choice in November,” the RNC said.
But the RNC statement continued: “It’s imperative that we get out to the polls this November and ensure that every eligible voter in Alabama is able to cast a ballot.
We will do everything in our power to ensure that all eligible voters in Alabama have the opportunity to vote.”
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, a Trump backer, has been critical of the law.
On Sunday, Strange tweeted that Trump is “lying to the people” about the election.
He added: “No law can undo the outcome we won.”
Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, and he has dismissed accusations of fraud as “fake news.”