Trump suggests delaying election over unsubstantiated claims about vote-by-mail
Jul 31 2020
It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" he added.
"Let's be clear: Trump does not have the ability to delay the election".
"There will be no delay" for this year's presidential election, tweeted Congressman Rodney Davis of IL.
While individual states control their own primaries, the date of the general election has been a matter of federal law since 1845, and it would require an act of Congress to delay past the first Tuesday of November.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump's close allies, said that while election fraud is a concern, it does not warrant postponing the elections.
DeSantis said he hoped the coronavirus picture in the state will look different by the fall, and there won't be a need for a radically different election. Would all of those lawmakers be able to get on board with the delay of an election?
The attack comes as Mr Trump's poll numbers worsen against his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden and the race narrows even in pro-Republican states like Texas that Democrats have not won since 1976.
"The election is going to be held in November".
"We're leading in North Carolina". It just sounds - when you talk to election administrators about this sort of plot, this idea that counterfeit mail ballots could happen, majority just nearly laugh it off. Instead, voters will have to request an absentee ballot if they want to vote at home. "Many states and the military have been relying on mail-in voting for years and fraud is exceedingly rare". In at least other eight states, including California, voters are being automatically mailed a ballot.
During the presidential primary contests earlier this year, several states delayed voting or opened fewer polling sites.
His reason was the controversial universal mail-in voting. He said absentee balloting is fine, which I guess he has to say because people know now that he himself has voted by mail absentee.
A Republican close to the White House was stunned at the tweet, noting that it followed a period of stability in which Trump has stayed on message in response to advice from new campaign manager Bill Stepien and senior campaign manager Jason Miller. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is to the left. November 3rd. It's a good number.
Balter said studies have shown that mail-in voting can be accomplished without an increase in fraud.
Rep. David Price, a Chapel Hill Democrat, replied to Trump's comment on Twitter.
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy was among the Democrats calling on Republicans to stand up to their party's president.
Biden previously suggested Trump will try to delay the election.
Nearly four years after its creation The New European goes from strength to strength across print and online, offering a pro-European perspective on Brexit and reporting on the political response to the coronavirus outbreak, climate change and worldwide politics. A Washington Post analysis of mail-in ballots recently found just a 0.0025% rate of possible fraud.