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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:29 PM

One of the Federalist Founders turns on trump? [View all]

Source--https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/trump-delay-election-coronavirus.html


Title--Trump Might Try to Postpone the Election. Thatís Unconstitutional.
He should be removed unless he relents.

By Steven G. Calabresi
Mr. Calabresi is a co-founder of the Federalist Society and a professor at Northwestern Universityís Pritzker School of Law.

snip--..."I wrote op-eds and a law review article protesting what I believe was an unconstitutional investigation by Robert Mueller. I also wrote an op-ed opposing President Trumpís impeachment.

But I am frankly appalled by the presidentís recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democratsí assertion that President Trump is a fascist. But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the presidentís immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."

snip--"So we certainly should not even consider canceling this fallís election because of the presidentís concern about mail-in voting, which is likely to increase because of fears about Covid-19. It is up to each of the 50 states whether to allow universal mail-in voting and Article II of the Constitution explicitly gives the states total power over the selection of presidential electors"


snip-"Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendment specifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021. If no newly elected president is available, the speaker of the House of Representatives becomes acting president."



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