President Trump Says He Does Not Want To Change Election Date

On Thursday, President Donald Trump insisted that he did not want to change the date of the 2020 election but does worry that mail-in voting would be a disaster.

“No, do I want to see a date change? No,” Trump said. “But I don’t want to see a crooked election. This election will be the most rigged election in history, if that happens.”

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Trump’s comments came after he shared a tweet about possibly delaying the election

Trump’s comments came during a White House press conference late Thursday. They were in response to a firestorm he sparked earlier Thursday when he appeared to ponder the idea of changing the date of the election.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

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POTUS can’t change election date

The presidential election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. It should be noted that under the U.S. Constitution the President does not have the power to change the date of the election.

Still, Trump said that was never his intention at all with his tweet, but that he just wanted  to raise concerns about mail-in voting.

Trump is actually the one worried about a delayed election

President Trump said he worried that come November, ballots might take weeks if not months to get counted, and there might not be a clear winner declared on election night.

“I don’t want to see that take place in a week after Nov. 3, or a month, or frankly – with litigation and everything else that can happen – years,” Trump said.

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Trump: ‘I don’t want to be waiting around for weeks and for months’ to determine a winner in November

Trump warned that the hundreds of millions of universal mail-in ballots being sent out could be extremely problematic and might complicate the election.

While Trump said he was in favor of absentee ballots, he added, “I don’t want to be waiting around for weeks and for months” on election day to determine the winner.

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