Neither Trump nor his allies have authority to delay an election.
BUT picture this:
• a handful of Republican controlled states have widespread protests and invite federal law enforcement into their cities to maintain law and order. And, as in Portland, their presence stirs up big trouble.
• tweets fly alleging massive fraud from mail-in ballots.
• registrars say the pandemic makes it impossible to staff polling stations and law enforcement officers say they cannot guarantee voters’ safety.
• post offices say that mail-in ballot deadlines may not be met.
If one governor or one county registrar refuses to carry out his duties, who will stand in? The Department of Justice? Attorney General Barr? Local Attorneys general? Do you expect Trump’s GOP followers to resist when they have abdicated for three years?
It is imperative that we guarantee that this election take place. If we fail, our country will be lost.