President Trump Floats Delaying Election Until American People Can Vote in Person


With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” Trump tweeted Thursday.

As expected, this caused an untold number of safe spaces around the country to fill to capacity.

Even a number of Republicans were lost in the words and obvious to the strategy.

Democrats control the House of Representatives, making it extremely unlikely the election date will change. And Republicans who hold the Senate quickly dismissed the idea.

“Never in the history of the country — through wars, depressions and the Civil War — have we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time. And we’ll find a way to do that again this Nov. 3,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a local TV station.

Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) said, “We’ve had elections every November since about 1788, and I expect that will be the case again this year.”

And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also rejected changing the date, but said, “I understand the president’s concern about mail-in voting.”

A 1948 law says states must select presidential electors on “the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November” and that the Electoral College must meet on “the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December.”

Trump suggests delaying presidential election over possible voter fraud
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution says the president and vice president’s terms end on Jan. 20.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who assisted in Trump’s defense during his Senate impeachment trial, said, “Trump is not claiming that he can unilaterally stop the election in this tweet.”

“That does not make this any more acceptable but both candidates are fueling conspiracy theories with these remarks,” Turley said, a reference also to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently speculating that Trump “is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held.”

Source: NY Post

Image: Gage Skidmore



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