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Daniel Fowler
August 1, 2020

Tim Kaine "Are you indifferent to the date of the election?" Trump floated the idea Thursday morning at a time when almost all polls project he will lose against Joe Biden in November. Trump was impeached previous year after being caught pressuring Ukrainian leaders to produce damaging information about work Biden's son did in the region, even though repeated allegations of corruption against the Bidens have been widely discredited. He also failed to garner support from his own Republican Party.

The dynamic has forced Trump-backed politicians to walk a delicate balance as they condemn the president's most erratic behavior and ideas while trying not to upset his die-hard loyalists.

Washington's Eurasia Center Vice President Earl Rasmussen assumed that Congress may change the date by modifying the Presidential Election Day Act of 1845, but called it "highly unlikely". I want to have the election.

Back in the United States, President Trump is facing bipartisan outrage after suggesting delaying the November election.

In an op-ed published Thursday afternoon by The New York Times, Calabresi, a professor at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, wrote that he was "appalled" by Trump's tweet. "It will be a great embarrassment to the USA". Trump expressed his apprehensions about voting mail-in voting and said that people should be able to vote properly, securely and safely.

Trump's team reported no specific foreign threats against the president's campaign, but campaign general counsel Matthew Morgan highlighted the Republican Party's yearslong effort to install various voter ID requirements across the country - including photo verification, signature matching and witness requirements - as an important tool to block foreign interference.

"Maybe you'll never know the election results, and that's what I'm concerned with". Majority Whip Senator John Thune, a member of Republican leadership, said that there will be an election in November despite the President's tweet.

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The actor concluded with, "We can prevail - but ONLY if we follow the rules together". The US actor said he was "one of the lucky ones" as his symptoms were mild.

"I think that's probably a statement that gets some press attention, but I doubt it gets any serious traction".

Even many Trump supporters have condemned the president's call to delay the election.

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: Look, what this White House is focused on is making sure that our election is not riddled with voting fraud and that the timetable is not hung up here.

"Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election". "We've had elections during civil unrest", Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told reporters.

Calabresi declared himself "appalled" by the tweet, which he characterized as "seeking to postpone the November election". Democrats control the House of Representatives and some have already said they will not support any delay to the vote.

The constitution significantly limits the ability of Congress to delay choosing the next president since under no circumstance can any president's term be extended past noon on January 20th of the next year without approving a special amendment, she added.

Worth noting: There is no evidence that mail-in ballots will lead to widespread voter fraud, as Trump has repeatedly claimed. "That doesn't include absentee".

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