Reports: Biden claims Trump will try to postpone November election

Reports: Biden claims Trump will try to postpone November election

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    Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to face President Donald Trump within the Nov. 3, 2020 elections, suggested Trump may attempt to postpone the election.


    “Mark my words, i feel he's getting to attempt to sit back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said Thursday during a web fundraiser, 
    President Donald Trump has not made any comments about delaying the election, nor would he have the required constitutional power.

    “Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality,” Tim Murtaugh, a communications director for the Trump campaign, said during a statement provided to CNN on Friday. “President Trump has been clear that the election will happen on November 3rd.” 
    Concerns about delays in elections are raised throughout the continued coronavirus pandemic.

    The Congressional Research Service conducted a recent examination of the constitutional laws surrounding delays of elections and therefore the potential effect of coronavirus. In their study the service assessed that since 1845 “Congress has required states to appoint presidential electors on the Tuesday after the primary Monday in November, which represents the date by which voters in every state must cast their ballot for President.”
    The service noted no congressional acts granting the president the facility, during emergency declarations, to delay presidential elections and said, “Neither the Constitution nor Congress provide any similar power to the President or other federal officials to vary this date outside of Congress’s regular legislative process.”
    During the virtual fundraiser Biden also reportedly raised concerns that Trump would go away the U.S. mail without funding to accommodate mail-in votes.

    “Imagine threatening to not fund the post office. Now, what in God’s name is that about? aside from trying to let the word out that he’s getting to do all he can to form it very hard for people to vote,” Biden said. “That’s the sole way he thinks he can possibly win.”

    Trump has stated opposition to providing financial relief to the U.S. mail during the continued coronavirus pandemic, NBC reported. Trump’s criticisms of the service do, however, predate the virus outbreak. He has criticized the service for losing “massive amounts of money” providing shipping services for Amazon.
    Trump has also opposed expansions to mail-in voting practices, raising concerns the voting method could also be wont to cheat in an election. 

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