Donald Trump moots USA election delay on Twitter

Donald Trump moots USA election delay on Twitter

"His claims about mail-in voting have been debunked time and time again and this tweet only serves to undermine people's faith in our elections", Davids said in a statement. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA.

The "Presidential Election Day Act", passed by Congress in 1845, mandates that "the electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed in each State on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November of the year in which they are to be appointed".

Mr. Trump trails former Vice President Joseph R. Biden by double digits in most national polls and is trailing the Democrat in several key battleground states.

Even if Mr Trump or the states choose to block the vote due to the pandemic, a move that could trigger social unrest, his term will automatically end on January 20, 2021.

Our guess? Trump is just trolling Democrats on the issue of mail-in voting ... albeit not very effectively. Kaine asked Pompeo under what legal authority the president thought he could change the election. After drawing a false distinction between absentee voting and mail-in voting, the President suggested delaying the election instead of relying on mail-in voting.

Trump in fact set up a commission to examine his unfounded claim that "millions" of votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 were fraudulent.

In its own investigation, conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation pointed to other problems, all of them associated with the lack of supervision by election officials, which it alleged made it "easier to steal, forge, or alter" ballots, "as well as to intimidate voters".

The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated that states shift how they run elections, with many pushing for expanded mail-in ballots to prevent potential spread at crowded poll sites.

"A person who is in a strong position would never suggest anything like that so Trump may be making a tactical error hereby further telegraphing his weak position in the polls and his weak position in the election", Stirewalt told "America's Newsroom".

That includes his "delay the election" tweet ... which we believe makes him look weak.

William Barr, his attorney general, testified at a House committee hearing on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that "if you have wholesale mail-in voting, it substantially increases the risk of fraud".

"Well never in the history of the country through wars, depressions and the Civil War have we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time". For the August 4 primary, more than 300,000 voters have requested and received mail ballots.

"These messages from Trump are meant to promote chaos and confusion, and undermine confidence in our elections. OH will have a safe, secure and accurate Election Day".

© Provided by Associated Press Boxes for illegal and legal vote-by-mail ballots are shown as the the Miami-Dade County canvassing board meets to verify signatures on vote-by-mail ballots for the August 18 primary election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Doral, Fla.

"No, I'm not going to just say 'yes.' I'm not going to say 'no, ' and I didn't last time, either", Trump said. "Universal mail-in voting invites chaos and severe delays in results, as proven by the NY congressional primary, where we still don't know who won after more than a month".

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