Most Americans also rejected the suggestion. The poll showed 66% of registered voters oppose postponing the November vote, including 8 out of 10 Democrats and 5 in 10 Republicans.
Another 23% of registered voters – mostly Republicans – supported an election delay and 11% said they were not sure [Chris Kahn, “Majority of Registered Voters Oppose U.S. Election Delay: Reuters/Ipsos Poll,” Reuters via KELO Radio, 2020.08.05].
Only two thirds? Come on, one third: read your Constitution!
A smaller majority also recognize the occupant of the White House is proposing such criminal erosion of democracy to benefit himself:
…Asked why they thought Trump wanted to postpone the election, 54% of registered voters suggested they thought Trump was trying to help himself get re-elected. Some 42% said Trump “thinks he will have a better chance of winning if the election is postponed” and 12% said the president “wants to distract the country from the pandemic and the economy.”
Another 21% said they thought Trump was concerned about voter fraud, and 10% said Trump “wants to protect Americans from the spread of coronavirus at polling locations” [Kahn, 2020.08.05].
The last 10% are, of course, delusional: Donald Trump has encouraged far larger gatherings of Americans at his rallies and in school rooms; he’s not at all concerned about the spread of coronavirus at polling places… and if he were, he’d propose the far more constitutional and sensible solution of offering more alternatives to in-person voting, hiring more workers and increasing funding to the United States Postal Service to ensure secure and speedy delivery of absentee ballots, and opening more polling places to shorten lines and spread out voters who choose to vote in person on November 3.
Early voting in South Dakota begins September 18. Contact your auditor, get your ballot, and vote early!