President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to November’s presidential election, as he makes controversial allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud.
The dates of federal elections are set by Congress, and the Constitution makes no provisions for a delay to the Jan. 20, 2021 presidential inauguration.
Best Fruit For Fat Loss [Sponsored]
Trump tweeted Thursday —
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
This wasn’t the first time this week that the notion of delaying the election was suggested in recent days.
During the contentious hearing among U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats grilled the top cop on whether or not Trump had grounds to reschedule the election.
“Actually, I haven’t looked into that question under the Constitution,” the attorney general said. “I’ve never been asked the question before, I’ve never looked into it.”
Sponsored: Have you seen this video yet?
According to Business Insider, Trump does not have the power to “postpone the general election by issuing an executive order, declaring a national emergency, or trying to institute martial law.”
What do you think?
Should the election be postponed? Or is that a dangerous suggestion?
Should the 2020 election be delayed?
Vote here --
The Associated Press contributed to this article