Trump floats idea of delaying Nov. 3 vote, but Congress controls election date - 2020-07-30

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F182.png Trump floats idea of delaying Nov. 3 vote, but Congress controls election date July 30, 2020, Associated Press, CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a "delay" to November's presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud.

The dates of federal elections — the Tuesday after the first Monday in November — are enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change. The Constitution makes no provisions for a delay to the Jan. 20, 2021, presidential inauguration.

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???"

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{{cite news | title = Trump floats idea of delaying Nov. 3 vote, but Congress controls election date | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-election-date-1.5668638 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBC News | date = July 30, 2020 | accessdate = July 30, 2020 }}