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.
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
“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.