The Lincoln Project, a Republican anti-Trump PAC, slammed the president’s suggestion to delay the November election, with an  in an ad condemning Trump’s handling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and pointing out the poor state of the economy under his administration. 

The narrator in the ad, titled, “We Will Vote,” says Trump wants to delay the election because “he won’t win,” labeling him a “failed president.” 

“We voted during wars, we voted in the Great Depression, we voted when civil unrest swept the country,” the narrator says in the ad, pointing out that people “have died, marched, were beaten and brutalized” for “our right to vote.” 

“Donald Trump, here’s the message. We will vote. We will defend America. We will throw you and your failed cronies out of office. The choice: America or Trump,” the ad concludes. 

Trump on Thursday floated the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 election until the coronavirus threat has passed and people can vote safely in person. He again alleged widespread mail-in balloting would lead to widespread voter fraud.

“With universal mail-in voting (not absentee voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most inaccurate & fraudulent election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” he tweeted. 

The Lincoln Project has produced numerous ads attacking the president. The tweet, however, also dre fire fromv rump allies. Steven Calabresi, the co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society, characterized Trump’s suggestion as “fascistic” in a New York Times op-ed, saying it is grounds for impeachment. 

"I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist," Calabresi wrote. "But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."

Staunch Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, D- S.C., said he shares Trump’s concerns about mail-in ballots, but asserted “I do not support delaying the November election.” Sen. John Thune, R- S.D., said: "I think we've had elections every November since about 1788, and I expect that will be the case again this year."

Trump has frequently claimed the election would be “rigged” due to mail-in ballots, as the incumbent’s poll numbers fall behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. An IBD/TIPP poll on Thursday indicated Biden at 48% support nationwide, with Trump standing at 41%.