Nebraska lawmakers shoot down Trump’s suggestion that general election could be delayed | Federal Government


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sent up a trial balloon Thursday about delaying the November election — and most Nebraska Republicans were quick to shoot it down.

“We are not going to delay the elections and there should be no talk about it … period,” Rep. Don Bacon wrote on Twitter.

Sen. Ben Sasse was even shorter in his own statement on the topic, using just five words.

“Don Bacon is exactly right,” Sasse said.

Trump tweeted Thursday: “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???”

Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., provided a statement opposed to postponement.

“On November 3rd, the American people will exercise their right to vote,” Fischer said. “I do not support delaying the election.”

Not everyone was quite that clear on opposing a delay.

“President Trump is right about the fraud opportunities presented by universal vote-by-mail,” Rep. Adrian Smith said in a statement. “We must do everything we can to ensure a safe, secure election is held on Election Day.”

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