REPUBLICAN SENATORS REACTED TO TRUMP’S REQUEST TO POSTPONE THE ELECTIONS
Republican senators also reacted to US President Donald Trump‘s request to postpone the presidential elections on November 3.
Trump from his social media account “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???” had used the expression. Republican names did not support these words of the US President.
Kentucky’s senior US senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitchell McConnell Jr. and Kevin McCarthy, a member of the House of Representatives, opposed Trump’s proposal.
Lindsey Graham, another Republican senator known for her affinity for Trump, stated that this decision was not a good idea. “I also have concerns about the remote voting system for everyone, but I don’t think we should postpone the elections,” said Graham.
“We went to the polls in South Carolina in June, we made a big pre-selection. I think we could make a safe choice by going to the polls in November as well. I don’t think it’s a good idea to postpone the elections,” Graham said.
Under US federal law, presidential and mid-term elections in the country are held on the first Tuesday of November in the election year. Trump does not have the authority to postpone the elections on his own, Congress has to decide.
Trump stated that it makes sense to have a system of “postal voting (absentee ballot)” where people voluntarily apply to the election centers and ask for ballot papers to their homes. Nevertheless, he emphasized once again that the voting system for everyone, which envisages the sending of an election ballot without reference to the address of all voters, is a problem.