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Congressman Gonzalez Statement on Delaying Presidential Election

July 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released a statement following Mr. Trump’s suggestion that the presidential election should be delayed in November:

“Donald Trump and William Barr have no authority to delay the election. Any attempt to do so would be unprecedented and unconstitutional. 

I agree we must work to secure the election. In order to do that, we must provide the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the U.S. Postal Service, and state and local governments adequate resources to maintain the integrity of the democratic process, ensure the timely delivery of all mail-in ballots, and protect the health and safety of every voter. 

I will also continue to press the state of Texas to permit vote-by-mail for all Texans. Denying vote-by-mail threatens the safety of poll workers, voters and forces individuals to choose between their health and disenfranchisement.”