We will not and should not delay the presidential election. Any suggestion otherwise is absurd and abhorrent. No one, right or left, should have any problem saying so.— 🇺🇸 BRIAN FRALEY 🥃 (@Dailytakes) July 30, 2020
When asked if the November election should be delayed a spokesman for @SenRickScott said this: "No."— Gary Fineout (@fineout) July 30, 2020
Sen. @ChuckGrassley on Trump's election delay tweet: "All these things are pretty well set and have been going on for decades. And so we're a country based on the rule of law so nobody's going to change anything until we change the law."— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) July 30, 2020
Sen. @marcorubio: "In 1845 we had an election on the first Tuesday after November 1st, and we're going to have one again this year."— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) July 30, 2020
Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC: “I don’t believe we should delay the elections. Delaying the election probably wouldn’t be a good idea. I think we can be able to safely vote in person in November.”— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) July 30, 2020
“Never in the history of federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election,” McCarthy added— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 30, 2020
No idea what the problem with "mass ballots out" is. It's not like any state just mails ballots out to "Resident" or "Occupant" or just a mailing address. States are empowered under the Constitution to conduct voting as they see fit, and within the confines of some federal law (like the 14th Amendment). Not even the 15th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act (it's enabling legislation) stopped Chief Justice Roberts from declaring the year of Jubilee and allowing the states to do things the way they want to. Funny to see such a conservative as McCarthy suddenly not understand that.
So, not exactly profiles in courage, but this is an "idea" that would never get through the House, much less through the Senate, and the GOP knows that. Besides, how the vote is conducted is explicitly left to the states in the Constitution (I got THAT much right this time!). 50 states ain't gonna change their laws in time to satisfy Trump and the federal election date.
This much is clear: nobody is listening to what Trump says anymore, except Twitter. Maybe we could get rid of both of them in November? Because yeah, it really is about this:
When the government releases gross domestic product data on Thursday, it is expected to show an unprecedented contraction of nearly 35% in the second quarter when America shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The decline was led by a sharp drop in consumption as consumers stayed home, businesses closed and schools taught children remotely.
“This is the largest decline in 70 years of quarterly data,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. Aside from the Great Depression, when there was no quarterly data, other sharp quarterly drops were 10% in 1958; 8% in 1980′s first quarter, and the 8.4% drop in the financial crisis in the fourth quarter of 2008.
I don't think the people affected care much about Trump's tweets, or even tweets about Trump's tweets.