President Donald Trump’s suggestion to delay the 2020 election amid the coronavirus pandemic has caused an uproar among voters. Following the president’s tweet on Thursday in which he discredited mail-in-voting, “#WeWillVote” began trending on Twitter.

In his tweet, Trump claimed that mail-in-voting couldn’t be trusted, and it would be best to postpone the November presidential election until voters felt safe going to the polls.

“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.

However, a quick look at Twitter revealed many were outraged at the idea of delaying the election, resulting in the trending hashtag #WeWillVote. At press time, the hashtag had been used over 72K times. 

 

 

“We will never let this election get delayed. Ever. We are taking this country back by realizing our Constitutional rights and duties on November 3rd. #WeWillVote,” one person wrote.

Another user tweeted, “We will not be deterred. We will not be stopped. We will be brave and vote @realDonaldTrump out of office so he can transition to the Bureau of Prisons in his beloved orange jumpsuit. #WeWillVote.”

Meanwhile, one resident from Texas revealed that nothing will stop her and her family from reaching the polls this fall. “I live in Texas, where I cannot easily mail in my vote. I will be at my precinct with my mask on, as will my husband. #WeWillVote,” she wrote.

The hashtag also caught the attention of at least one Twitter user overseas, who encouraged Americans to utilize their right to vote in their post.

“#WeWillVote I am from Germany so I am not able to vote, but if I was an American, I would vote him out! You will not only do it to save America, but voting him out is nearly as important for all of us allies! Stay strong and carry on! We will raise our glasses November 3rd!” the individual wrote.

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is expected to take place Tuesday, Nov. 3.

US President Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured at a press conference. Photo: AFP/JIM WATSON