It is almost unimaginable that a United States president would go to the lengths that Donald Trump is willing to go to suppress the vote. Partisan gerrymandering, voter ID laws, restrictions on mail-in voting, and closing down polling places are all par for the Republican course, but the current GOP president wants to change the date of Election Day altogether, until a time comes when the country has recovered from some of his worst mistakes and he has a better chance of winning.
Trump’s 2016 political campaign rival, Secretary Hillary Clinton, took time out of her day after the funeral of activist and hero, Congressman John Lewis, to dispel any notion that Trump’s wishes for a new Election Day, with criteria for opening that he in particular is responsible for, are ever going to happen.
Earlier in the day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that setting an Election Day is the responsibility of Congress, not the president, and that the current Congress will not be taking up any measures to do so, despite Trump’s new pinned tweet demanding that it be changed to make it “fair.” Mail-in voting is a fair practice, however, despite his insistence that it isn’t, which feels more like an early plan to contest the results of the presidential election at a time when Trump is clearly losing in the polls.
Twitter responded in full force to Secretary Clinton’s tweet. Read some of their comments below:
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