Kansas secretary of state says no to Trump’s proposed delay of November election

    Secretary of State Scott Schwab, seen during a tour in June in Topeka of Binswanger Glass, which is making Plexiglas shields for polling sites, says voters in the August primary won't be denied a ballot based on whether they wear a mask. (Photo by Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
    Secretary of State Scott Schwab, seen during a tour in June in Topeka of Binswanger Glass, which is making Plexiglas shields for polling sites, says Kansas is prepared for August and November elections. (Photo by Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

    Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Thursday there was no reason to delay the November election, contrary to a suggestion made by President Donald Trump on Twitter.

    Trump said, without evidence, that mail-in voting in this year’s election would be historically fraudulent and inaccurate. His proposed solution was to delay voting until people are able to do so safely in person.

    “In Kansas, we have implemented measures to ensure the security and safety of the August and November elections,” Schwab said. “We respectfully ask the Kansas delegation to not support any delay to the November election. Now is not the time to act in fear but to show the world we are courageous.”

    The date of the presidential election is fixed by law and can only be changed by an act of Congress.