(UPDATED) Arizona Democratic Reaction to Trump wanting to Delay the 2020 Election

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Several Arizona Democrats voiced their criticism of Donald Trump’s July 30 tweet that mail-in voting causes mass fraud and that the November 3, 2020 election should be delayed.

Representative Raul Grijalva (get better soon) posted on social media:

Congressional District One House Representative Tom O’Halleran also posted on social media.

 

Edder Diaz Martinez, the Communications Director of the Maricopa County Democratic Party

 “Maricopa County Residents know mail-in voting is safe, secure, and accurate. It is the hard work of local election officials like Adrian Fontes who work night and day to ensure our right to vote is protected.  We must fight back against Trump and the GOP here locally to ensure our democracy is not undermined by these intentional misinformation campaigns. Trump has consistently spread false information regarding the safety and security of mail-in voting. By voting for Democrats up and down the ballot, you are ensuring that our voting rights are expanded and our democracy is protected.”

Congressional District Four Candidate Delina DiSanto

 “Trump’s tweet that he would like to have our General Election delayed is very concerning. He is trying to undermine our election and cause bad faith with the process. He continues to say that mail-in voting will cause fraud and abuse, even though he and many other politicians vote by mail and there have not been any major findings of fraud. Statistically, states have found 0.0025% of potential voter
fraud.”

“The U.S. Constitution gives the only power to regulate the time, place, and manner of “general elections” to Congress. The President does not have such power to make this decision to change the date.”

Congressional District Six Candidate Stephanie Rimmer

 “The nice thing about a system of checks and balances is the President of the United States cannot unilaterally make a decision to alter an election in our country without congressional approval.”

Congressional District Six Candidate Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

 

Congressional District Eight Candidate Bob Musselwhite

 “We voted during the Civil War, we voted during World War I, we voted during the influenza epidemic, we voted during the depression, we voted during World War II and Korea and Vietnam.  We will vote No ember 3rd as called for in the Constitution, a document more powerful than all of our government’s branches combined, certainly more powerful than the tweet of one man.”

Congressional District Four Candidate Stuart Starkey:

“The President’s tweet on delaying the election shows the mental state of a man who has become so obsessed with himself that all logic is lost. For those who remember the film, the Caine Mutiny Trump has become the captain. : obsessed in his own world lost of logic. It shows to America that he has no concern for our nation for our future. He is sitting in his dark corner wondering why will we not love him. The answer is simple, He is an unqualified thief and a cheat who has been caught at his game. His remaining years will be remembered as the man who lost.”

Fortunately, leading Republicans across the state and country do not seem to be singing the same tune as Mr. Trump and the 2016 Popular Vote Loser is backing down from wanting to delay the election.

He should also stop spreading the false conspiracy theory that mail-in voting (like he has done on several occasions) creates fraud and he should be doing everything in his power to make the postal service conduct smooth service during this election period and make it safer for people to vote this November.

November 3, 2020, is in 94 days.

Please remember:

  • Primary Election Day is on August 4, 2020, and General Election Day is on November 3. 2020. Please see the below graphic for all-important voting dates. 
  • Please check your voter registration at vote.
  • Register/sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) in Arizona or any state that allows early or absentee balloting and mail. Arizona residents can sign up at vote
  • Arizona residents, mail your General Election ballot by October 28, 2020, for the November 3, 2020 election. With recent issues with the Post Office, you should consider mailing them out by October 23, 2020. 
  • Check-in with the Secretary of State’s office where you live to verify your mail-in ballot was received, processed, verified, and counted.
  • Know the voter ID requirements in your state.
  • If you can, support Clean Election Candidates with a small contribution.
  • Also, please remember to stay informed on all the candidates and vote for all the offices on the ballot.
  • Also, remember to research all the ballot initiatives, sign to get them on the ballot if you support the measure, and vote on them as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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