He floated a delay until people could “properly, securely and safely” vote.
US states want to make postal voting easier due to public health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
If we look at US constitution, President Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election himself. Any delay would have to be approved by Congress. The president does not have direct power over the two houses of Congress.
What did Trump say?
In a series of tweets, President Trump said “universal mail-in voting” would make November’s vote the “most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history” and a “great embarrassment to the USA”.
“The [Democrats] talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race,” he said.
Trump added that postal voting was “already proving to be a catastrophic disaster” in areas where it was being tried out.
Trump said “Mail-In Voting is already proving to be a catastrophic disaster. Even testing areas are way off. The Dems talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race. Even beyond that, there’s no accurate count!”