President Trump sent out a tweet early Thursday morning with a hint at the possibility of delaying the November 2020 election until people can properly, securely, And safely vote.
The White House quickly issued a statement saying that the president is simply raising the question.
Congress seems to be the only branch of government that actually has the power to delay an election.
Many Democrat governors and mayors across the country are maintaining their stance that it is not safe for people to gather outside or inside in groups, unless at BLM protests. They are also pushing hard for nationwide mail in voting.
The president has said, multiple times, that if mail in voting were to happen on a large scale it would also lead to massive voter fraud and be the most corrupt election in our history.
President Trump tweeted an example of just 100 ballots that were mailed by a local news station to test the efficiency of mailing and receiving those ballots.
Check out this Mail-In Voting experiment by a local news station! pic.twitter.com/23tOdt1hYc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
While the president, again, does not have the authority to delay the election, he may be posing a valid question.
Or, he may be trolling Democrats in Congress and governorship to stop pushing lockdowns so that people can be free to open their businesses, go to church, and live their lives.
Oh, and also vote in person.
There's a good chance he's doing both of those things.
After all, if masks work enough for people to be able to safely protest en masse then surely they could show up and vote in person, right?