Trump Comes Out and Says It: Maybe We Should Delay the Presidential Election - 2020-07-30
President Donald Trump has, for the first time, publicly suggested delaying November's presidential election—an unprecedented measure which is beyond the powers of the president.
In his latest tweet pushing his entirely unproven pet theory that mail-in ballots somehow make elections more susceptible to voter fraud, Trump wrote that holding the election during the raging pandemic would be dangerous and mulled whether it would be best to "Delay the Election until people can vote properly, securely and safely."
Despite his posturing, Trump has absolutely no legal power to follow through on the proposal to delay the vote. His incendiary tweet came minutes after the Commerce Department announced the U.S. economy had just suffered its worst quarter on record.