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Trump Suggests Delaying Presidential Election During Covid-19, Tsunami Backlash Floods Twitter

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President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning about his concerns regarding mail-in ballot voting in the November presidential election due to the COVID-19 outbreak and suggested a never before action to delay the vote “until people can properly, securely and safely vote??”

The United States has never delayed an election. In fact, the only time it was ever suggested was during the Civil War and it never happened. Only Congress has the power to delay a general election date and it there is almost a zero percent chance that it will occur.

So why did POTUS make the controversial suggestion? Who knows. But maybe, like many of his controversial tweets, he wants to draw attention to the concerns of mail-in ballots but for many people, this Tweet went too far.

The responses on Twitter after Trump’s unusual statement was nothing short of a tsunami backlash that now has some GOP leaders, conservatives and all his opponents either concerned about why the President would make such a controversial suggestion or using it to suggest he is unwilling to relinquish his presidency if he loses to former Vice President Joe Biden.

However, Trump’s concerns are legitimate considering the mounting evidence that mail-in voting is ripe with fraud. For example, past elections that utilized mail-in ballots revealed the lengthy amount of time it takes to count the ballots, lost ballots and prosecutions of people that attempted to alter the ballots being submitted.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” tweeted Trump Thursday. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

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The backlash was fierce against the President’s suggestion and came from all sides, including some of his supporters.

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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment

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Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.

In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.

“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”

The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”

Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

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