Because in this edition of the US elections, the voting would be by mail, President Donald Trump believes that they would be the most corrupt in history
Washington.- When there are 96 days to go elections in the United States the president Donald Trump, who is seeking reelection, suggested Thursday that they be postponed, arguing that the use of voting by mail will make these elections « the most fraudulent in history. »
Trump, who in 2016 received some 3 million less popular votes than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and came to the Presidency by the Electoral College votes, now appears in most polls behind his possible rival, Democrat Joe Biden.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous state authorities, the Democratic Party and civil society organizations promote voting by mail for the November 3 election, which, in addition to deciding on the country’s Presidency, will renew a third of the Senate and all the members of the House of Representatives.
« With the universal vote by mail (which is different from the absentee vote, which is good) the 2020 vote will be the most IMPRESSIVE and FRAUDULENT election in history, » Trump said on his Twitter account.
« It will be a great embarrassment for the United States, » wrote Trump, and then proposed: « Postpone the election until the citizens can vote appropriately and safely? »
In a recent interview with FOX, Trump has already suggested that « it would have to do » if he accepts the election result, something he had already done a few weeks before the 2016 election.
In the 244 years of the Republic’s existence, a national election has never been suspended in the United States, not even that of 1864, which occurred when the country was in the third year of its Civil War.
According to the Constitution, the President of the United States does not have legal authority to postpone or cancel an election and « Congress must determine the election date of the electors and the day on which they will cast their votes, with that date applicable to all the country ».