Letters to the Editor: Can Trump pull off delaying the election? Only if Republicans let him
To the editor: It was only a matter of time before President Trump suggested that the Nov. 3 election be postponed, and it has finally happened. The reasoning is Trump’s assertion that the upcoming contest will be the most corrupt in history, which would accurately characterize any election in which he is a candidate.
Never mind the fact that the Constitution affords a president no power whatsoever to postpone elections. Trump has not ever recognized any limitation on what he has the ability to do, hence his prior statement, “I have the right to do whatever I want as president.” Maybe with assistance from his attorney general and a crooked Republican Senate that looks the other way, he can find a way.
This follows the lifelong playbook of the president: If you know you cannot win…