Trump Suggests Delaying Presidential Election


President Trump is suggesting delaying November's presidential election, sort of. Trump railed against massive mail-in voting in a tweet, alleging that it will lead to the most "INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT election in history." This, while he allowed that absentee voting is "good."

He did not explain what he thinks is the difference between mail-in balloting and absentee voting in his tweet – or when addressing reporters in a briefing. In the tweet, Trump suggested the election should be delayed "until people can properly, securely and safely vote." When speaking to reporters, Trump said he “wants to know who the winner is on November 3rd, and not days or weeks later.”\

Thing is, Trump has no constitutional authority to delay a presidential election – and even if he didn’t lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are blasting the idea. Among them, Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Houston Congressman Dan Crenshaw. A Cornyn spokesperson suggested Trump's tweet was a joke. For the record, according to the Constitution, only Congress can change a national Election Day.

Source: White House