President Donald Trump suggested delaying the election over concerns about the coronavirus -- and social media users were alarmed.
The president, who's falling behind Joe Biden in many of the states he needs to win, tweeted out baseless attacks against mail-in voting, and the floated the possibility of delaying the Nov. 3 election until voting could be done safely and in person.
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT E… https://t.co/VcSCg7IPwj— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1596113169.0
Unsurprisingly, other Twitter users freaked out.
🚨 THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT DELAYING THE ELECTION FOR NONSENSE REASONS 🚨 https://t.co/qiDGCG8NO7— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1596113296.0
I don’t mean to alarm people but the sitting president of the United States, who is losing the election according t… https://t.co/C9zYnRdFIj— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1596113430.0
No president in American history has rejected an election before it happens. He should be immediately impeached and… https://t.co/GBdqqCTzUy— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1596114244.0
“Delay the Election until...” says Trump. This is how democracy dies in the USA. Don’t let it happen. https://t.co/bUnjdGvWgr— Keith Ellison (@Keith Ellison)1596114502.0
@realDonaldTrump TRUMP’S GOAL: DELAY the ELECTION It has been very obvious for some time that Trump was going to p… https://t.co/lzKATw6kvf— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1596113374.0
I dunno I think it's kind of bad that the president of the United States is openly floating delaying the election b… https://t.co/hh9J3kccQI— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz)1596113572.0
Translation: "Unless Biden wins by a landslide, I'll find every reason I can to stay put the White House." https://t.co/v2Djde187G— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien)1596113591.0
@realDonaldTrump Kids can go to school, but we can’t vote?— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1596113819.0
Trump cannot delay the election, but here he is explicitly saying that he wants to do just that. https://t.co/xnnBTUwvaO— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)1596113683.0
@realDonaldTrump He’s beginning to gaslight the country so he can try and steal the election, knowing that he is li… https://t.co/b3YC7N9S8t— Frederick Joseph (@Frederick Joseph)1596113298.0
@realDonaldTrump Every GOP official should be put on the record on this today. Simple yes or no answer. "Should… https://t.co/tfOuKBplYW— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1596113837.0
@realDonaldTrump Constitutionally, the president cannot delay an election. So I'm sure several prominent conservat… https://t.co/Qv5eqOj8kh— Translate Trump (@Translate Trump)1596113386.0
There’s certainly a short-term distraction element to this given today’s news of the sharp GDP drop. But when thi… https://t.co/eGPxBRmFVU— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney)1596114224.0
I don't often join protests, but I WILL PROTEST AN ELECTION DELAY. 100 years ago this year, my grandmother couldn't… https://t.co/qD8nxMrKJq— Sara Celi (@Sara Celi)1596114217.0
Biden said in April: "Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some r… https://t.co/ZMXEfZCqZI— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1596114216.0
Mail-in voting & no fault absentee voting are *the exact same thing.* This is like trying to scare people with the… https://t.co/NUA43NlxHA— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1596114164.0
WARNING: There it is. The Trump Declaration of Treason. #WhyIHateTrump https://t.co/vH3zjnpbtR— Malcolm Nance (@Malcolm Nance)1596114123.0
@realDonaldTrump Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. No… https://t.co/w1lYFVIYuc— Liddle’ Savage (@Liddle’ Savage)1596113670.0