Trump Backs Down After Suggesting Election Delay
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???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Several US states are also preparing to ensure smooth functioning of the postal ballot system. The US President later retracted at a news conference saying “I don’t want to delay. I want to have the election. 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." Trump faced a backlash to his suggestion from Republicans with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the idea was untenable. "Never in the history of this country, through wars, depressions and the Civil War, have we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time. We will find a way to do that again this November third,"McConnell stated. The American Constitution gives the power to Congress, and not the President, to regulate the date of elections. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy suffered its worst slide on record since the Great Depression in the second quarter of 2020.