President Trump Lacks Authority to Move Election Day Despite Tweet Suggesting So
July 30, 2020
President Trump prompted widespread outrage Thursday with a tweet suggesting the presidential election be delayed over his unsubstantiated belief that mail-in voting implemented in the wake of the pandemic would lead to more voter fraud. No presidential election in the history of the country has ever been delayed. Not even during the Civil War. There is no evidence that mail-in voting is likely to be fraudulent, and extensive research has shown that voter fraud of any kind is extremely rare.