Joe Biden Pushing Conspiracy Theory That President Trump can Delay Presidential Election 2020-04-27 Source: TTN by: TTN Staff
According to The Daily Wire:
Over the weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden repeated a conspiracy theory floated by other Democrats, including failed 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, that President Donald Trump can delay the presidential election indefinitely using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse.
“Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said. “That’s the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”
Biden, of course, went on to say that he believes the election should be held in November, regardless of whether the threat of coronavirus has passed. Over the past week, Biden has become a vocal advocate for the Democrats’ universal “vote by mail” program, which would have all Americans casting mail-in, absentee-style ballots rather than stand in line at polling locations.
Republicans have largely derided the idea, citing persistent issues with the current absentee ballot programs, and noting that states are unprepared to handle the millions of ballots that would flood into election offices.
President Trump does not have the power to make a date change. Any change to the date of the election would require an act of Congress. The chances of Congress agreeing to something like this are slim to none.