Another GOP Senator Trashes Trump For Election Delay Threat

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Donald Trump wants to delay the election. Why would he do that? Perhaps, he wants more time in the Oval Office to crack more government pillars? Perhaps, he needs more time to siphon off additional USA money into his pockets? Perhaps, his idol Russian President Vladimir Putin needs additional time to bring American down to its knees?

The president has installed one of his buddies as a temporary Postmaster General a Trump donor, Louis DeJoy, according to The New Yorker. The guy immediately started making changes to undermine the US Post Services. Republicans have long sought to privatize an organization that has stood in spite of their efforts. The GOP has forced the USPS to pay for all employees retirement upfront when no other government entity must do so:

‘[These changes were] designed to cut back on overtime by postal workers, even if it means that some mail will not be delivered for another day. The changes are part of an efficiency drive, yet it is hard to divorce DeJoy’s management choices from his partisan profile or from Trump’s contempt for the Post Office; earlier this year, the President dismissed it as “a joke.”‘

The New Yorker continued pointing out that Trump has tried “repeatedly to delegitimize the November vote:”

‘Trump has sought repeatedly to delegitimize the November vote by claiming falsely that mail voting is susceptible to significant fraud. His demagoguery and the appointment of DeJoy raise obvious questions about whether the management of voting by mail will be manipulated in service of Trump’s reëlection. House Democrats, led by Representative Carolyn Maloney, recently sent a letter about the reported operating changes to DeJoy, complaining that “increases in mail delivery timing would impair the ability of ballots to be received and counted in a timely manner—an unacceptable outcome for a free and fair election.”’

Trump was not shy about expressing his intent to take down the mail:

‘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???’

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Fox’s Varney & Co.’s host Stuart Varney interviewed Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and  said that POTUS’ tweet was:

‘[R]eally riling the markets and roiling politics. Pay attention to the last sentence, “Delay the election until people can properly, securely and safely vote?” Come in, please, Senator John Barrasso, Republican from Wyoming. Delay the vote?’

The Wyoming senator responded:

‘Well, I think we’re going to vote on election day and the lead-up to election day. It’ll be a secure election, and we will — if I can have anything to do with it, we will reelect Donald Trump president of the United States.’

Varney interrupted Barrasso:

‘But if we have mail-in balloting the way it’s scheduled now, there is absolutely no way you will get an election result on election night, or even in the first few days. That means confusion and endless challenges. That is a mess. What do you think? Delay the election?’

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Source: Screenshot via Fox’s Varney & Co.

The senator was firm:

‘No, we’re not going to delay the election, Stuart. We’re going to have the election completed, and voting completed, by election day. It’s going to take awhile to get all the votes counted, I am certain. The — I certainly — we need to, though, continue to do this as we do, state by state.’

Varney said:

‘You can’t start counting mail-in ballots until the day of the election. And in some places, you can’t start counting until you’ve checked every mail-in ballot for the right postmark. I mean, it’s a mess, Senator.’

Barrasso replied:

‘Well, there’s a lot that’s changed because of coronavirus. We have been focused and working on making sure elections are secure. And we will get results, it’s going to take awhile, I believe that it will. We may not know on election night the balance of the House of Representatives, or the Senate, or the presidency. But we will not delay the elections.’

Then, Varney brought the subject back to the markets. His interview with Barrasso is below in its entirety:

Twitter world erupted after this interview. Take a look at how Americans responded below:

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