Donald Trump Suggests Deferment of 2020 US Presidential Election
Donald Trump has suggested postponement of 2020 US presidential election and said “Universal Mail-In Voting” could lead to fraud and inaccurate results.
Trump also fears that using the mail-in-voting system would be the most erroneous and fraudulent election in the US history.
The US president in a twitter post advised people to wait for the situation when they can vote properly, safely and securely.
It will be a great embarrassment to the USA, Trump said in the post. “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???,” he said.
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
However, there is no evidence of widespread fraud, BBC reports citing numerous nationwide and state-level studies over the years.
President Trump does not have the authority to move the date of 2020 US presidential election. It is usually held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.