ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Some local lawmakers are responding to President Donald Trump's tweet about possibly delaying the election.
The president tweeted on Thursday morning: “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???”
A statement from Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri:
“The United States held elections during the Civil War, the 1918 pandemic, and World War II. There is no justification for changing the date of the upcoming November elections.”
In an email, Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri says she believes in the integrity of our election system. She adds the election will not be moved, and our democracy will move forward with the election on November 3:
“I believe in the integrity of our election systems, and have worked with my colleagues in the House to add election strengthening funding to the CARES coronavirus law. I have spoken directly to Governor Parson and Secretary of State Ashcroft, and I am confident Missourians will be able to vote safely, whether it is in person, or absentee. The election will not be moved, and our democracy will move forward with the election on November 3rd.”