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Trump floats November election delay – but he can’t do that

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to November’s presidential election.

But the dates of presidential elections are set in federal law, and cannot be changed except by Congress. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.”

But there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

Trump’s tweet comes as he’s trailing in polls and on a day of bad economic news — the government reported that U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 32.9% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly plunge ever.

Associated Press

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