Republicans firmly oppose Trump’s call for 2020 election delay calling it ‘unfocused’

4 days ago

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Shortly after posting a controversial tweet considering the delay of Nov. 3 elections, Republicans expressed their opposition to the President’s idea calling it “unfocused” at a time that he should be focused at pandemic, lifting economy and winning the presidential race.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

Given that the President has no authority to delay the election date, many republicans shot down his remarks. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a fervent Trump supporter, said that although he understands the President’s fears over mail-in ballots voting, “never in the history of the federal elections have we not held an election, and we should go forward.”