On Friday, the Trump administration asked the US Supreme Court to take up a case about whether or not states can require a voter to show proof of citizenship before they cast their ballots.
The administration’s argument was that states have no constitutional power to require proof of the citizenship of voters, as it is beyond their authority to do so.
Trump’s lawyer, Stephen D. Fischer, argued that the federal government has no constitutional authority to compel people to show citizenship, but the Supreme Court agreed that it does.
In a brief filed Friday, Fischer wrote that the Constitution provides for the government to require citizenship when it seeks to enforce laws.
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case, however, in what is likely to be a long and expensive saga for the Trump Administration.
During the 2016 election, Trump won a decisive victory in the electoral college over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who was then the first woman nominated for president.
The Supreme War on Democracy Act, signed by Trump, requires states to conduct elections in a way that is free of interference from the federal federal government.
The law allows voters to cast their votes by mail, which has been the only method for most states to implement a national voting system.
On Friday, Trump and the Trump Justice Department filed an amicus brief, arguing that the new law, which allows states to require voters to show their citizenship, is unconstitutional.
Trump has said he is confident he can win the presidency and will appoint a judge to hear his case, which he has called a “scam” designed to hurt his political opponents. Read more: