On Thursday, July 30, President Donald Trump tweeted, floating the idea of delaying the November 3 presidential election. President Trump suggested the delay as based on allegations that increased mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic would result in fraud.
After the President’s tweet Senator David Osmek (R-Mound) issued the following statement:
“Minnesotans expect to vote in November, and they will. President Trump’s tweet today was completely wrong. Minnesota is well prepared for this Election, with plenty of existing options to vote from home. Mail-in only is completely unnecessary. Any delay in this year’s Election should not and will not be tolerated.”
The Full tweet from President Trump can be read below:
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely, and safely vote???”