Kaptur Statement After President Trump Floats Delay of November Election

July 30, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after President Trump suggested delaying the November election, a power granted exclusively to the United States Congress, as he increases his attacks on voting from home.


“In America, politicians don’t get to pick and choose their election day,” said Rep. Kaptur. “President Trump’s cynical suggestion to move the election is underscored by his calculated efforts to undermine Postal Service delivery and voting from home. The President’s blatant attempt to edge out an electoral victory in November by moving the finish line is unconstitutional, undemocratic, and un-American.”


Rep. Kaptur issued a statement yesterday July 29, 2020 calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release the $10 billion in emergency CARES Act funding Congress appropriated to help the U.S. Postal Service and its consumers to weather the coronavirus pandemic. USPS is vital to the functioning of Americans’ daily lives, but millions of Americans have struggled to get the medications they need when they need them or run their small businesses during COVID-19. USPS will be essential to the successful functioning of the election this November. That is why House Democrats included an additional $25 billion in emergency funds in the HEROES Act which passed the House in May; unfortunately, Mitch McConnell and the White House have refused to act on additional coronavirus relief funding.