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Every State Every Vote Responds to the President’s Threats to Delay the Election

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This morning, President Trump threatened to “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote.” Trump also falsely stated that universal mail-in voting is “fraudulent.”

Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement in response to these absurd comments:

“The President does not have the legal authority to delay the 2020 election, and threatening to do so only creates fear and confusion – something America does not need any more of right now.

“President Trump’s baseless attacks against vote-by-mail are dangerous to the health of our democracy. As the first state to conduct elections entirely by mail, Oregon is proof that vote-by-mail is safe, secure, and bipartisan. Governors from both parties are enacting vote-from-home measures to protect access to free and fair elections.

“In the midst of this public health crisis, the President should be encouraging Americans to vote-by-mail, just like he has done in past elections. No American should have to choose between their health and their fundamental right to vote.”