DeSantis Says Florida In 'Good Spot' For Elections

DeSantis Says Florida In 'Good Spot' For Elections

DeSantis Says Florida In 'Good Spot' For Elections

President Trump suggested delaying the 2020 presidential election, claiming it could be ripe for fraud.

There would have to be time for a canvass, a recount and any challenges to the vote.

"We have never in American history canceled and postponed the federal elections, so we will not do that this time either", McConnell pointed out.

A 2004 report from the Congressional Research Service made clear: "The executive branch [the President] does not now have authority to set or change the times of elections, a power reserved for Congress under the Constitution". Lawmakers in both parties slammed the door shut on the notion Thursday. "The 20th amendment sets the terms of the election and is clear".

The backflip came a few hours after President Trump tweeted that "universal mail-in voting" would make the vote the "most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history".

"It will be a great embarrassment to the US", he added.

Some critical observers wondered whether Trump's tweet was an effort to stir up controversy or distract the media on the same day that data released from the Commerce Department showed the USA economy suffered its largest contraction in the country's history last quarter.

With just over three months until Election Day, Trump trails in the polls nationally and across battleground states, and some surveys even suggest traditionally Republican-leaning states could be in play. Polling from more reliable surveyors has shown a much closer race in several decisive swing states, although that data is several weeks old - and Trump has done little to help himself during those intervening weeks.

In Wisconsin, voters can mail in absentee ballots or cast them in person ahead of the election. His campaign and the Republican Party have sued to combat the practice, which was once a significant advantage for the Republicans.

The Trump administration and Republican allies in Congress have frequently cited proven instances of voter fraud, but election experts say voter fraud is actually rare and does not impact elections on any significant scale. The last time this happened was in 1860, when SC chose its electors to the Electoral College through its state legislature. For that primary, the state sent every voter a mail ballot application.

U.S. states want to make postal voting easier due to public health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

In the last 10 days, Trump has moved from scripted soberness about the virus to saying much of the country is corona-free and governors must keep reopening their states.

Do you think the outcome would change should the election be delayed? "We're going to have the election completed and voting completed by Election Day".

Congress is now split ideologically, with Democrats controlling the House of Representatives and Republicans in the majority in the Senate.

"So Trump may be making a tactical error here by further telegraphing his weak position in the polls and his weak position for reelection", he added. End of story. Our voting system in NH is secure, safe, and reliable.

"We are sending out hundreds of millions of universal mail-in ballots", Trump said.

William Barr, his attorney general, testified at a House committee hearing on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that "if you have wholesale mail-in voting, it substantially increases the risk of fraud".

Trump's lawyers filed fresh arguments Monday to try to block or severely limit a criminal subpoena for his tax records, calling it harassment of the president.

"I have to see".

The director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Chris Krebs, told the Brookings Institution on July 17th, "I've said it before, and I'll say it again".

"Just bringing it up is breathtaking in and of itself", Evers said. "In most states, however, vote by mail is through absentee balloting in which the voter must request an absentee ballot". State powers are broad, but not absolute.

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