Trump Suggests Delaying Election

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, July 30, 2020) – Even though he doesn’t have the power to do so, President Trump is suggesting the possibility of delaying the November election.  Today, he floated the prospect of pushing back the election as he continued his attacks on mail-in voting.

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

Under the US Constitution, the president is not granted such power and only the US House and Senate have the authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of elections.


Democrats quickly seized on Trump’s latest tweet, saying it shows he’s facing the reality of losing to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.