- Apr 18, 2005
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He has been on this rant since last night.Cringeworthy...
President Donald Trump continues to draw false distinctions between mail-in and absentee ballots, claiming the former are rife with voter fraud while the latter -- which he has used as president -- require a voter to go through "a very strict process, the equivalent of going to a voting machine...www.factcheck.org
he cant delay the election, elections are up to the states.
Also its been talked about here, but lets say a certain number of states for some ungodly reason decide to postpone the election and it keeps someone from winning on the normal schedule of things. If that were to happen Trump stops being the president on January.. 20th or whatever the stupid date is. This is written into the constitution, each president has a set term, the end. However because there has to be a president, it goes to the speaker of the house. Who would be the most likely speaker of the house at that point*. Nancy Pelosi. Meaning until the actual election was figured out Pelosi would serve as the interim president.
The only possible way this really matters is if the election becomes really tight and we need ohio and florida to decide the election (Both republican governors), and those 2 states decide to postpone their elections. Otherwise all of the other "key states" have democrat governors who would be highly unlikely to postpone
edit: There is also an argument that if a state does not provide its electoral vote by the date documented in the constitution (early december), that state may in fact just forfeit its electoral college votes. in which case the number of electoral votes needed to win the election drops.
double edit: *the assumption here is that the mass majority of blue states dont postpone their election. Mostly because those states offer mail in voting freely and that Pelosi would be the most likely person to become speaker of the house. Remember folks house reps and senators are sworn in early january so a new speaker would have already been figured out.