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MIDLAND, TX - JULY 29: President Donald Trump speaks to city officials and employees of Double Eagle Energy on the site of an active oil rig on July 29, 2020 in Midland, Texas. Trump began his visit to the Permian Basin at a fundraising event in Odessa and concluded in Midland for a tour the oil rig and to discuss energy policy. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to November’s presidential election. But the dates of presidential elections are set in federal law, and cannot be changed except by Congress. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.” But there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes. Trump’s tweet comes as he’s trailing in polls and on a day of bad economic news — the government reported that U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 32.9% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly plunge ever.