Trump calls for postponement of US Presidential election

Ann Arbor absentee ballots

Absentee ballot preparations underway in Ann Arbor city hall for the August 2020

"Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" he added. "We REJECT all of it", tweeted Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Well, we just got word on GDP for the second quarter, and it reached historic proportions, plunging more than 32%. Trump asked in a tweet.

"This would be nothing less than a coup against the people of the United States and the constitution", tweeted veteran California congresswoman Jackie Speier. John Barrasso also dismissed the suggestion.

"The President is attempting to undermine the legitimacy of the election - and indeed our democracy - by promoting an utterly baseless, hypocritical, and unsafe conspiracy theory", Leahy tweeted.

US Senator Tom Udall, also a Democrat, said: "There is no way @POTUS can delay the election".

Voting machines set to be used in Broward County for the upcoming election are being tested.

"A sitting president is peddling lies and suggesting delaying the election to keep himself in power", said Democratic Representative Dan Kildee on Twitter.

There is no evidence to support Trump's claims of voting fraud on a massive scale, and adjusting the date of the election would be hard, if not impossible.

In addition, legal experts say the president does not have the power to move Election Day.

But historically, voting by mail has not led to massive voter fraud.

Many state election officials, however, have been exploring ways to expand vote-by-mail during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of voters. His campaign and the Republican Party have sued to combat the practice, which was once a significant advantage for the Republicans. "Responses to requests for public records varied from state to state". According to a Yahoo!

Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire.

Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner told Time magazine in May that he wasn't certain whether the election would be held as scheduled in November.

The seat has voted for the victor of each election since 1964.

In May, Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner floated the idea, refusing to rule out the possibility of postponing the November presidential election.

In order to salvage key support, Mr Trump told voters in Texas under his watch American energy would always be protected.

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