PresidentDonald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the November election until ‘people can properly, securely and safely vote.’
But Trump does not have the power to delay the election. That would take an act of Congress, which is highly unlikely to happen.
Trump’s pronouncement, however, came right after news the U.S. economy shrank by 33 per cent in the April-June quarter. That number marks the worst quarterly plunge ever and comes as thecoronaviruspandemic has shut down businesses, thrown tens of millions out of work and sent unemployment to 14.7 per cent.
Trump tied his suggested to delaying the election to his complaints about mail-in voting, which he has repeatedly complained will lead to vote fraud. Numerous studies have shown very little voter fraud in the United States via mail-in voting.
‘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???,’ Trump tweeted.
Written by Emily Goodin, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com