"My home state of California and others have long histories of mail-in voting, and widespread fraud has never been a problem".
"It will be a great embarrassment to the United States of America", he added.
I just got off the phone with a law professor at NYU who called the tweet virtually impossible because, basically, what you would need to actually delay the election would be legislation that would pass Congress, which is nearly impossible in our current political structure.
The U.S. economy contracted by 32.9% in the second quarter, as the fast-spreading coronavirus sparked widespread lockdowns.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said, emphatically, that Election Day won't be delayed. The schedule can not be changed without an act of Congress, which would be hard to pass in the Democratic-controlled House.
"Senator, I'm not going to enter a legal judgment on the fly this morning", replied Pompeo. Yes, Donald Trump tweeted today floating the idea of delaying the election and also falsely calling into question the accuracy of mail-in voting.
"He asked for the election to be delayed?" Any change to the date or frequency of elections would need to be voted through by both houses of congress - and amendments to the constitution require a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate.
Donald Trump has proven that truly anybody can be elected President of the United States.
"Trump and his congressional enablers are using low-level tactics like this tweet to sow confusion and create chaos".
"Mail-in voting is safe and secure", she said in a statement.
"Mail ballot fraud is incredibly rare and legitimate security concerns can be easily addressed", according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, a non-partisan law and policy think tank. Would all of those lawmakers be able to get on board with the delay of an election?
"Obviously he just can't help himself". He said utah has a history of doing this well and should be looked at as a national example. "It's very bad. It's starting to look like he doesn't even want to win".
This is not the first time the president has expressed disapproval for this year's November election.
Many states earlier this year rescheduled primaries due to the fast-spreading coronavirus. In an interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, the president twice said he would consider not accepting the results of the election.
Mr. Barr told House Democrats that he's not aware of a remedy for the president to contest the election results if he were the clear loser in vote totals.
"No, Mr. President. No".
In April, Biden predicted that Trump would "to try kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held". While now the selection of members of the Electoral College is tied to the popular vote as calculated in each individual State, the fact is that Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution allows the states latitude as to how electors are selected ("Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress"), creating the possibility that the Electoral Convention could be convened without a popular vote having been conducted. As several key Republican leaders have already done, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals must all loudly condemn the idea of postponing the election as antithetical to the most basic aspects of a democratic society.
But Trump trying to undermine the results of the election before they happen is old news.
"I was on Air Force One flying to the Great State of Texas, where I just landed". He has called remote voting options the "biggest risk" to his re-election. "We are a democracy, not a dictatorship". "Date of the general election is set by federal law, fixed since 1845".
"Nothing President Trump says, does, or tweets can change that fact", he said.