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For Immediate Release

Press Release

ACLU Comment on Trump Tweet About Delaying Election

WASHINGTON -

In a tweet this morning, President Trump suggested the November election could be delayed.

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, had this reaction:

“This is America. We are a democracy, not a dictatorship. The Constitution empowers Congress to set the date of the election, and Congress set that date for November. Nothing President Trump says, does, or tweets can change that fact.”

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The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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