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Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that President Trump's assertion that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election is a "flat lie."

"It's a lie," he told MSNBC host and East Harlem, N.Y. preacher Al Sharpton. "The assertion the president made from the beginning is a flat lie."

Biden added that Republicans are trying to disenfranchise minorities by pressing for voter identification laws. 

"It's what these guys are all about, man," Biden, also a former Delaware senator, said.

"Republicans don't want working class people voting. They don't want black folks voting," he said.

Biden noted that he was meeting with Sharpton at the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia, Pa.

He said that if the Continental Congress was holding its constitutional convention across town today, "70 percent of the Republicans" would vote for an amendment barring people without a college degree from voting.

Biden said voter identification laws would hurt elderly, lower-class people without access to a car, and called for "automatic registration" upon turning 18.

Sharpton also asked about Biden's 2020 ambitions.

Biden said he hopes that someone else in the Democratic Party will step up to face Trump, adding that he was focused on his family in 2016.

He said his family was intensely affected by the death of his son, Joseph "Beau" Biden III.

He also reminded Sharpton how he and his family previously faced sudden tragedy when his first wife and daughter were killed in a New Castle County, Del. car accident in 1972.

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