Originally posted on July 30, 2020
It was only a matter of time until Trump showed his real intentions for the upcoming election on November 3. He certainly doesn’t like mail-in voting because he’d lose even worse than the polls currently have him losing, but the virus has made in-person voting a risky endeavor for many of us. So what would be his cure?
Sure, just delay the election. Until ??? Perhaps he’s thinking of 4 years. No doubt that would suit him just fine. Of course, there might be a problem with that pesky Constitution.
In an interesting back story, Biden actually predicted that Trump would try something like this. Biden said on April 23: “Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held.”
Shortly thereafter Henry Olsen, one of the Washington Post’s “conservative” writers, wrote an editorial beating up on Biden for this “baseless accusation”. Apparently Olsen is a terrible judge of character – anybody with half a brain knows Trump is totally capable of trying anything to stay in power, and our low opinion of him is justified one more time.
The Trump campaign also got into the act, describing Biden’s speculation about Trump wanting to delay the election as “incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality.” Even Trump’s campaign projects rather well, doesn’t it?
I’m guessing that at some point in the near future Trump will walk back the idea after he sees even his toadies like Mitch don’t support this. Look, I was kidding!