On a day when the Nation lays to rest a Civil Rights Icon and Esteemed Public Servant, the 2016 Popular Vote Loser suggested Delaying the November 3 Elections.
In a morning tweet (what else,) Mr. Trump posted:
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???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Furthermore, while the country honored the legacy of John Lewis, the Chief Executive Demagogue boasted that he had done away with Obama Era Fair Housing Policies in the suburbs.
What an ass but I digress.
The readers need to be reassured. Trump can dream about delaying the elections but he can not. He does not have the power to do so.
People should also be asking Individual One why he thinks it safe to reopen schools that have a 180 to a 200-day instructional calendar and not safe to have an election on November 3, 2020.
This country has held duly scheduled elections during the Civil War, great economic upheavals, World War One, the Influenza Pandemic, World War Two, and the chaos that was 1968.
There is no reason the elections on November 3, 2020, can not take place.
Trump is also peddling the bull fecal matter that there will be a widespread vote by mail fraud and claims absentee balloting is different (it is not.)
Many states like Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, California, and Washington have had extensive or total mail-in balloting for decades with little to no instances of voter fraud.
This is a time where mail-in options should be increased and encouraged, not falsely slandered.
Also, for the people who do prefer to vote in person, public servants in the 50 states should expand early voting opportunities, locations, and hours to reduce congested voter traffic.
Even Arizona’s Doug Ducey, in a narrow executive order on July 22, expanded polling locations in “state-owned assets.”
Ducey still should have made it possible, as EJ Montini wrote in one of his columns, to have an all mail-in election.
On a day that the nation honors and lays to rest the Civil Rights Icon and Esteemed Public Servant John Lewis, the people should be discussing expanding voter rights and access not taking them away like the President of Betrayal proposes.
November 3, 2020, is 96 days away.
- 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.
- 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.