A delay in U.S. 2020 election results does not mean fraud

A delay in U.S. 2020 election results does not mean fraud

"Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" he tweeted on Thursday morning. Edward Foley, an election law specialist at Ohio State University's law school, told the Hill that, while a large number of mail-in ballots might result in some delay, the process should not take longer than a month. The law is what it is.

The Governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, said his state would be holding elections in November as scheduled and added: "End of story".

At that time, the Trump campaign dismissed Biden's accusation as "the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality".

Texas Senator Ted Cruz also said to CNN: "Election fraud is a serious problem we need to stop it and fight it, but no the election should not be delayed". "But it's not going to change", Rubio added. "We've had elections during wars".

The Washington Post reported that "the US Constitution gives the power to regulate the time, place and manner of general elections to the US House and Senate, with Congress also empowered to alter the rule ..."

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

Trump has frequently said that if the mail-in system which is now in effect in five states is to be expanded to the rest of the USA, mass voter fraud is virtually inevitable.

"Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election".

While the president claimed there will be "universal mail-in voting", just five states - Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington - conduct their elections entirely by mail. But he said he remained "100% committed to doing everything possible" to help Trump beat Democratic rival Joe Biden in November.

Trump and many members of his administration have previously availed themselves of absentee voting, but Trump has sought to differentiate that from a growing push by states to mail all registered voters either ballots or absentee request forms.

"It will be a great embarrassment to the U.S.", he wrote.

The highly contagious virus has already killed more than 150,000 people in the United States, a higher figure than in any other country.

The president reiterated the importance of knowing "election results on the night of the election" and "not days, months or even years later".

Wyoming Sen. Tom Barrasso, a Republican, did pour cold water on Trump's suggestion in a televised interview.

"I don't believe that the president is losing significant support from Republicans", Reeves said. Dusty Johnson, a conservative House Republican from South Dakota, wrote on Twitter. "We will find a way to do that again this November third", he told local Kentucky station WNKY.

Trump can not change the election date without the approval of Congress, and policymakers in both parties made clear they would oppose such a move. "And I will oppose any attempts to delay the #2020Election".

President Trump and his Vice President, Mike Pence, were both elected in November 2016 but not inaugurated until January 2017 and their terms of office would expire on 20 January 2021.

"That's what's going to happen".

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