President Donald Trump is reported to have explicitly floated the idea of delaying the November election. Later on, however, he acknowledges that the move is all about bringing up uncertainty in an election he is likely to undermine.
Trump has no right whatsoever to delay the election. The Congress, on the other hand, can decide the date for voting, the Constitution giving it the power to do so. Lawmakers from both the parties have already made it clear that the delay is pretty unlikely. At the same, some of Trump’s own allies have said that his message as to the November election shows the desperation of a badly losing candidate.
What seems to be under the cloud now is the reaction of Donald Trump after the election is over. He has previously raised quite a few questions over the in-mail voting leading to rigging. Democrats have cautioned that his efforts seem to suppress voting in the November election. They also added that the efforts provide a reason to refuse to leave office should he lose.
On Thursday, Trump’s campaign said the President was putting forward merely a query.
“The President is just raising a question about the chaos Democrats have created with their insistence on all mail-in voting,” campaign spokesman for the November Election Hogan Gidley said. “They are using coronavirus as their means to try to institute universal mail-in voting, which means sending every registered voter a ballot whether they asked for one or not.”
There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
The president seems to be in the firing line after his controversial message, though. The long trail of comments rebuking and lambasting his message appears endless as well.