Trump raises possibility of delaying November U.S. presidential election

Trump raises possibility of delaying November U.S. presidential election”

Under the U.S. Constitution, only Congress can determine the time and manner of the election.

During the question portion of the briefing, however, the president was repeatedly asked about the idea of delaying the election.

During recent USA primaries which determines the presidential candidate for each party, some states struggled to manage a surge in mail-in votes, leading to delays in the result being announced.

Seeking a second consecutive term, Trump is facing a formidable challenge from Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden, who, according to major national opinion polls, has double digit lead over the Republican president.

Mr McCarthy said: "Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election". He hasn't been able to find any evidence and that was an election in which he was judged to be the victor.

Several congressional Republicans - including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top House of Representatives Republican Kevin McCarthy - rejected the idea. Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "Since 1845 we've had an election on the first Tuesday after November 1st and we're going to have one again this year". "If we all anticipate that accurate vote counts, with a higher volume by mail, or for any reason, for a pandemic or for civil unrest, take longer because it takes longer to make sure the count is accurate, then that's the opposite of a disaster". "I think that's probably a statement that gets some press attention, but I doubt it gets any serious traction", he said.

Democratic U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren chairs the House committee overseeing election security.

But President Trump said Thursday that he didn't want to allow increased usage of mail ballots, because he didn't want such a delay in getting results. "We've had elections during wars".

"I just feel I don't want a delay, I want to have the election", he told reporters. We still are a country based on the rule of law.

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But the #PresidentPelosi tweets seem to have been based on a misunderstanding of the United States constitution.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a SC said to CNN: "I don't think that's a particularly good idea".

After several hours of criticism and reporters seeking comment from the White House, Trump tweeted that his real goal was to "get the very dishonest LameStream Media to finally start talking about the RISKS to our Democracy from risky Universal Mail-In-Voting (not Absentee Voting, which I totally support!)". "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" the president tweeted. "And I will oppose any attempts to delay the #2020Election".

Trump had previously suggested he would not trust election results - complaints similar to those he raised going into the runup to the 2016 election - but had not so directly suggested changing the November 3 date.

"Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality".

Mr Biden warned back in April that Mr Trump might try to delay the Nov 3 general election, saying, "Mark my words I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held". Later in the day, Trump walked back on his suggestion.

Lewis spent his life fighting for voting rights for African Americans.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history", he wrote. "Our voices will not be silenced".

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