Trump Floats Delaying 2020 Election, Dems & GOP Say ‘No’

Trump Floats Delaying 2020 Election, Dems & GOP Say ‘No’
Donald Trump during a White House press briefing (public domain)

We’ve all been expecting this, no?

Donald Trump floated the idea of postponing the 2020 presidential election in a tweet today saying “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???”

No, Donald.

First, folks have been mailing in ballots for decades. Whole states vote that way as well has hundreds of thousands of military service members.

Per the Washington Post: “The U.S. Constitution gives the power to regulate the “time, place and manner” of general elections to the U.S. House and Senate, with Congress also empowered to alter the rules. States control the dates of primary elections. Nowhere is the president granted such power.”