Politics

Trump Warns Illegal Voters To Be Hit With Maximum Penalties If Caught

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump warned potential illegal voters that they would be punished to the maximum capacity by law enforcement in a Monday morning tweet.

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Trump’s tweet comes less than 24 hours ahead of the 2018 midterm elections ahead of a last-minute campaign push.

Trump has embarked on a historic nationwide campaign for the midterm elections with his own presidential campaign running TV ads, stopping at nearly every major battleground state, and lending the full power of the presidency towards a Republican get out the vote effort.

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The president has long been concerned about illegal voting and even claimed in the early days of his presidency that millions of people illegally cast votes in the 2016 presidential election. He has declared that he would have won the popular vote in his race against Hillary Clinton if it were not for millions of illegal votes cast.