In a statement earlier today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson reiterated his concern that President Trump may try to delay the November election and said that his office would be prepared to take action if necessary.
President Trump’s statement that he may unlawfully delay the November election is undemocratic, un-American, and, sadly, entirely predictable,” Ferguson said. “For months, my legal team has been preparing for the possibility that the president might attempt to unlawfully delay the election. If that happens, we will see President Trump in court — and we will win.”
Ferguson issued the statement subsequent to a Thursday morning tweet sent by the President in which he toyed with the idea of delaying the November election:
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???” tweeted Trump.
In a 2017 report titled “The Truth About Voter Fraud,” the Brennan Center for Justice found voter fraud rates across various states fell between 0.00004% and 0.0009%.
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In a March interview with Brandi Kruse of Q13 Fox, Ferguson said he was taking the potential scenario seriously.
This President has spent the better part of three years breaking all sorts of norms. I speak from a fair amount of experience that 26 times we have sued him and stopped him from doing things he tried to do, and only when federal judges told him that he couldn’t did he stop. Those were in good times in our country. We’re now in the middle of a national health emergency. I don’t have my head in the sand on this,” said Fergson.
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