Trump: No Democrat will debate me on 2020 election because 'They know it's crooked'
Challenge: The former president is ready to debate the facts related to what he considers widespread, 2020 voting fraud
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Former President Donald Trump says not one single Democrat has accepted the challenge to debate him on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election because "they know it's crooked."
Trump made the comment during a wide-ranging Just the News interview live-streamed Tuesday evening on the Real America's Voice network.
"I offered to do a debate – public debate," said Trump, who since losing reelection in November 2020 has maintained the results were tainted by voter fraud.
His arguments have been widely criticized, but so far no Democrat lawmaker has gone one-on-one with him over the facts.
"Nobody took me on, so it's one of those things," continued Trump, whose arguments about election fraud, along with those of his supporters, have frequently been dismissed as "The Big Lie."
"We have very crooked elections," Trump also said. "We don't have a free press. We really don't have free speech anymore – it's very bad, very dangerous."
The 2020 elections showed evidence of voting fraud, as with most all big elections, but whether it was enough to change the outcome of presidential election remains an open debate.
Trump also warned about the need to further secure the U.S. voting system, with midterm General Election balloting just months away and primaries already underway.
"These elections are going to be absolutely critical for this country," Trump said.
Trump has since the 2020 election frequently criticized the way presidential and other elections in the U.S. are conducted – arguing their features make cheating easy.
However, he pointed to recently passed legislation in Texas and Florida as examples of meaningful election reform.
"Texas has a great law," he said. "Nothing's gonna happen there."
However, he expressed disappointment in reform efforts in Georgia.
Trump has since just after the 2020 election been in a running feud with Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, who refused to decertify the results of the election in his state, which Democrat President Joe Biden narrowly won, amid Trump's suspicion that voter fraud cost him the crucial.
Kemp is up for reelection this year, and Trump has been actively campaigning for his primary opponent – former NFL star Herschel Walker.