July 31, 2020

Trump: Let's Delay Election so People Can 'Properly, Securely and Safely' Vote

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By: Nate James

In Brief:

President Trump has suggested the United States delay the fall election until citizens are able safely to vote in-person.

The Background:

In a series of Tweets, President Trump suggested the United States put off the fall election to avoid mail-in, absentee voting, that he says is prone to sabotage.

The BBC reports:

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said "universal mail-in voting" would make November's vote the "most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history" and a "great embarrassment to the USA".

Mr Trump also said postal voting was "already proving to be a catastrophic disaster" in areas where it was being tried out.

In June, New York allowed voters to vote by post in the Democratic primary poll for the party's presidential candidate. But there have been long delays in counting the ballots and the results are still unknown.

US media report that there are also concerns that many ballots will not be counted because they were not filled in correctly or do not have postmarks on them that show they were sent before voting officially ended.

Of course, the left-wing media is accusing Trump both of “making false claims about mail-in voting” and of “manipulating the postal service to help get Trump reelected.”

Notable Quotes:

“The [Democrats] talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race.”

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Nate James writes from Texas.

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