President Donald Trump tweeted out Thursday morning that the upcoming U.S. election be delayed until Americans can “securely and safely vote,” setting off alarm bells and causing some Americans to suggest Trump wants to appoint himself as dictator.
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
The U.S. Constitution clearly states elections must be held on the first Tuesday after November 1. Only Congress has the power to change that.
The president’s tweet drew angry responses on Twitter:
Every GOP official should be put on the record on this today.
Simple yes or no answer.
“Should we delay the election?”
Watch how many of them say, “What is Twitter?” “Donald Who?” “I haven’t seen the tweet.” “Ya ne govoryu po angliyski.” “I’m late for lunch.”
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 30, 2020
You really should have taken that copy of the Constitution when it was offered to you. You cannot “delay the election.” Stop thinking you are a monarch or a dictator. This is still a republic, despite your best efforts to destroy it.
— Victoria Brownworth #150kDeadAmericans (@VABVOX) July 30, 2020
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