U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday drifted the idea of delaying the November presidential election, as the Republican incumbent encounters an uphill struggle versus his Democratic opponent Joe Biden in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reiterating his insurance claim that prevalent usage of mail-in tallies would certainly bring about citizen fraudulence, Trump tweeted, “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???”
U.S. President Donald Trump is imagined in the Oval Office at the White House on July 20, 2020, in Washington.(Getty/Kyodo)
His statements came as Trump encounters disappointing ballot results in the middle of expanding public unhappiness over his handling of the pandemic, which has actually eliminated greater than 150,000 individuals in the United States, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The head of state, nonetheless, is not given the power to postpone political elections and also any type of such choice would certainly depend on Congress, according to U.S. media.
The U.S. Constitution likewise claims the term of an incumbent head of state will upright Jan. 20 in the year complying with a presidential election.