Trump tweet an 'outrageous' attempt to undermine United States electoral process
Aug 01 2020
Steineke was direct in his tweet in reaction to Trump: "Hard NO".
Mayor Bill de Blasio called President Donald Trump a "tyrant" for suggesting the upcoming presidential election should be delayed, and said he only wants it to be postponed because he is anxious about losing the race.
According to the BBC, Weintraub said there was no need to delay the exercise, and called for more funding for states to run safe and secure elections.
"Only an act of Congress can change that, and comments from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have assured the American people that the election will take place as planned", Wyman said.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied to Trump's tweet by tweeting a quote from the Constitution assigning Congress the power to set the timing of elections.
"But I also don't want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn't mean anything".
Traditionally, mail-in absentee ballots have been used when people physically can't get to the polls. Kamala Harris-is she running for something?-tweeted that "Donald Trump is terrified. All members of Congress - and the administration- should speak out".
Other officials and experts also spoke out about Trump's rhetoric. The Republican Party, meanwhile, filed lawsuits contesting California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to send absentee ballots to all residents ahead of the 2020 election, but dropped the suits earlier this month.
What he's saying: "I am frankly appalled by the president's recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Why don't you work on that?" "We're going to have the election completed and voting completed by Election Day".
The President is losing the election because of his cruelty, incompetence, and corruption.
But at a time where the president has shown a willingness to deploy federal agents throughout American cities, the combined prospect of him wanting to delay the election adds a frightening element to the discourse.
"It's a desperate attempt to distract attention from the worsening COVID-19 crisis and an imploding economy", said presidential historian David Cohen, a political science professor at the University of Akron.
Democrats said Mr Trump's suggestion reflected a realisation that he could lose to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who has been leading in national and many battleground state polls.
"President Trump has been clear that the election will happen on November 3rd".
"Mark my words - I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held", Biden said at a virtual fundraiser on April 24.
"It is yet another way in which President Donald Trump as president has violated an important norm that no previous president has dared to violate, whether Democrat or Republican", he said.
Omitted from the GOP mailers is the rest of the June 28 tweet, which said: "Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is United States of America history".
"I have to see", he told interviewer Chris Wallace.
The "most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history"?
Delving further into the realm of fantasy, if the coronavirus situation proves serious enough that states chose to cancel the election altogether, state legislatures themselves could vote to determine which candidate wins their state.