President Trump Raises Idea Of Election "Delay" On Social Media

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July 30, 2020 - 8:21 am

    President Donald Trump raised the idea of an election 'delay' early Thursday morning on Twitter as he made claims of mail-in voting fraud.

    The President tweeted from his personal account, saying "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???"

    The dates of presidential elections are enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change. 

    Trump's tweet came on a day of bad economic news — the government reported that U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 32.9% annual rate in the April-June quarter, by far the worst quarterly plunge ever, as the coronavirus outbreak shut down businesses, threw tens of millions out of work and sent unemployment surging to 14.7%, writes the Associated Press.