Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

Donald Trump calls for delay to 2020 US presidential election

Donald Trump Wants 2020 Election Delayed

That was the suggestion from Donald Trump this afternoon. POTUS simply doesn't have the authority to push the November 3 election date.

"Let's be clear: Trump does not have the ability to delay the election".

"It will be a great embarrassment to the United States of America", he tweeted.

Trump's tweet quickly prompted bipartisan condemnation.

Republicans argue that $600 per week federal unemployment benefit is too much, as many were making more money per week with unemployment assistance than they were while working and left no incentive for people to return to work. In the states with all-mail voting, Hawaii and Utah reported zero, OR reported two, Colorado reported only five and Washington six.

For the general election, California has already announced plans to send ballots to all registered voters and to also have in-person voting. In the proceeding 175 years, the president has been chosen in elections taking place between November 2 and November 8, every four years.

"I just feel I don't want a delay, I want to have the election", he told reporters.

Our guess? Trump is just trolling Democrats on the issue of mail-in voting ... albeit not very effectively.

"Trump suggesting delaying the election (he can't do this w/o congressional approval) seems to be one of his more obvious attempts to change the subject given this morning's wretched GDP numbers", Kondik wrote on Twitter. While Trump has come back before after trailing consistently in the polls throughout 2016, the survey data has raised the possibility that he could face a landslide loss if he doesn't turn things around.

She said: "Under no circumstances will we consider doing so to accommodate the President's inept and haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic, or give credence to the lies and misinformation he spreads".

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Since 1845, the election date has been fixed as the first Tuesday after 1 November and has never been delayed. His campaign and the Republican Party have sued to combat the practice, which was once a significant advantage for the Republicans.

Election security experts say that all forms of voter fraud are rare, including absentee balloting. The secretary of state's been planning it for a long time. "We'll find a way to do that again this November 3rd". And some people don't want to talk about it, but they know it. About half of 50 U.S. states allow registered voters to vote by post on request but a growing number of states have acknowledged considering "all-mail" votes in November.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) speaks during a hearing in Washington on July 21, 2020.

President Donald Trump on Thursday floated the idea of delaying the 2020 presidential election while continuing to criticize mail-in voting.

"New York will lead in fighting any of President Trump's efforts to delay the election and deny our right to vote".

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, one of the most liberal members of Congress, called Trump a "fascist" in a tweet stating his opposition to an election delay.

"Universal mail-in voting invites chaos and severe delays in results", Gidley stated.

The remarks were made in a tweet where he railed against "universal mail-in voting".

"Seeing how our recent election reforms were implemented during the primary, the House Republican Caucus is prioritizing a new look at our state's election laws to ensure our elections are conducted fairly and safely with the results reported in a timely manner", Gottesman wrote in an email.

"Americans need to be ready to mobilize if Trump contests the results or refuses to concede-and 'Protect the Results' is building a network of millions of Americans to meet the moment if we need to take to the streets in protest", he added.

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