President Trump tweeted a suggestion recently that perhaps we should delay the 2020 election until folks feel safe and secure to go out in vote in person as the threat of mail-in voting looms larger and larger in the wake of rising coronavirus cases.
Mail-in voting provides a lot of opportunities for individuals to commit voter fraud and for the results of such a means of voting to be tampered with by parties interested in creating a specific outcome.
Here’s what Trump said via The Washington Examiner:
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump wrote in a Thursday tweet. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
Trump’s likely Democratic opponent Joe Biden has suggested that Trump could try to delay the election. “Mark my words,” Biden said in April. “I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held.”
When Biden floated in April that Trump may try to delay the election, Trump said: “I never even thought of changing the date of the election. Why would I do that? Nov. 3. It’s a good number.”
Trump’s campaign has called these suggestions by the Biden folks a conspiracy theory with no basis in reality. However, Trump’s tweet seems to suggest there might be a little something to the belief that the president might push back the election.
It seems this would be an extremely unwise idea. The ramifications could be disastrous. Then again, not doing so could lead to an unfair election that favors Biden.
We are facing some of the toughest situations ever faced by our nation in these times. God be with those trying to figure this mess out.