The United States will hold an election on November 3. This was assured by the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, when he tried to turn off the alarms that President Donald Trump turned on after suggesting the possibility of delaying the process in view of his doubts about the postal vote.
“We’re going to have an election on November 3 and the President is going to win,” Meadows said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program.
Trump suggested Thursday that elections in which the possibility of a second term is at stake should be delayed, insisting on his criticism of the mail-in vote system. “With universal postal voting (not absentee voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most imprecise and fraudulent election in history. It will be a great shame for America. Let’s delay the election until people can vote safely and properly,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account. The U.S. president again drew a difference between postal voting and absentee voting, which he considers much safer, since he used it in March during the Florida primary, even though experts say it is virtually the same and is done with the same safeguards.
However, Meadows considered absentee voting “not a good idea for the country” and argued that if this system is extended it could cause delays in election results. “He has not considered delaying any elections,” the official said, noting that the President’s message on Twitter “was a question mark.
At a press conference after his tweet was published, Trump raised the idea that voting by mail would cause the winner of the election to be unknown on election night. “I don’t want a delay. I want an election. But I don’t want to have to wait three months and then see votes go missing and the election is worthless. Here’s what’s going to happen. It’s common sense, and everybody knows it,” the President said.