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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 08:56 PM

Biden says he thinks Trump will try to delay the presidential election

(CNN) Washington (CNN) Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he believes President Donald Trump will try to delay November's presidential election.

"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 at a virtual fundraiser, according to a pool report. Biden has maintained the November election should not be postponed and has previously made similar comments.

Trump cannot unilaterally change the date of the election in November, as it has been set into law by federal statute and Congress would have to OK such a move. However, that has not stopped some Democrats from worrying that he will try to do so, and voters had asked the previously large field of Democratic presidential candidates if they had concerns that Trump would try to delay the election or refuse to leave office if he were defeated in November.

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The former vice president also accused Trump of "already trying to undermine the election with false claims of voter fraud."
In recent weeks, Trump, who opposes expanding voting-by-mail options, has made false claims about voting-by-mail being "corrupt" and "dangerous," even while states embrace it as a safe alternative during the pandemic.

Biden referenced a report by The Washington Post that the Trump administration was considering leveraging an emergency coronavirus loan from Congress, which needs to be approved by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, to force changes at the US Postal Service. The move could allow the administration to influence how much the agency charges for delivering packages and how it manages its finances, according to the Post.

"Imagine threatening not to fund the post office," Biden said. "Now what in God's name is that about? Other than trying to let the word out that he's going to do all he can to make it very hard for people to vote. That's the only way he thinks he can possibly win."
"You can be assured between (Trump) and the Russians there is going to be an attempt to interfere" in the election, Biden said.

read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/politics/joe-biden-trump-delay-presidential-election/index.html

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Reply Biden says he thinks Trump will try to delay the presidential election (Original post)
FM123 Apr 2020 OP
Jake Stern Apr 2020 #1
rzemanfl Apr 2020 #2
chia Apr 2020 #5
Totally Tunsie Apr 2020 #3
demigoddess Apr 2020 #6
TwilightZone Apr 2020 #4
ElementaryPenguin Apr 2020 #7

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:07 PM

1. Tin foil is not a good look, Joe

Now heís embracing conspiracy theories. Biden, of all people, should know that Trump canít push back or cancel the election.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:10 PM

2. With all due respect, I think Joe knows more about Russian interference

than he can say.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:02 PM

5. Not a conspiracy theorist, but maybe it's a good strategy to get out in front of Trump on this.

It's not beyond the realm of possibility for Trump to try it, who would have thought four years ago that (with the help of the cowardly or devious GOP) he would have gotten as far as he has? We knew who he was, but did we know how much they'd actually let him get away with?

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:14 PM

3. Chump will try ANYTHING he thinks he can do.

Whether he succeeds or not is another question. It wouldn't surprise one bit if he attempted a delay in the election, IMO.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:39 PM

6. me neither.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:19 PM

4. Trump can't, of course.

That doesn't mean he won't try.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:44 PM

7. Biden should continue to talk about this - shining as much light as possible on this conniving...

TRAITOROUS THIEF!!!

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