Trump’s Pitch to Delay Election Is ‘Absurd,’ Suggests He Could Try to Hold Job If He Loses, Maryland Dems Say

July 30, 2020
In The News

President Donald Trump’s pitch to delay the Nov. 3 presidential election “reeks of desperation” and is an ill-conceived attempt to smear the sort of mail-in voting that Maryland employed in its June primary, Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation said Thursday. Trump should “cease his attempts to delegitimize mailed ballots and stop sowing discord over the integrity of our elections,” said Rep. John Sarbanes, a Baltimore County Democrat…. Trump has often said without evidence that there is widespread voter fraud during mail-in voting. Democrats counter that he is wary of voting by mail because it elevates voter turnout. “Widespread voter fraud is a myth,” said Sarbanes, who called the election delay suggestion “absurd.”