Donald Trump says he wants 2020 presidential election delayed
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Donald Trump says he wants 2020 presidential election delayed

DONALD TRUMP has called for the US presidential election to be delayed.

The election, which is due to take place in November this year, is under threat due to ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump argues.

He's suggested that an increase in postal voting - due to the threat of the virus spreading more easily in polling booths - the election is at greater risk of producing inaccurate and even fraudulent results.

Trump says that he thinks the election should be postponed until citizens could "properly, securely and safely" cast their vote.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the President claimed: "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"

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"The [Democrats] talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race," he added.

There's little evidence to support Mr Trump's claims, given that postal voting has long since been a very workable alternative to booth voting, but it's never been organised on such a significantly large scale before - with up to 100 million votes potentially being sent via mail.

The President may have a point though. Election campaigns have been badly hindered due to the viral threat, with rallies and events up and down the country cancelled in the wake of the pandemic.

Despite this, critics feels as if Trump is growing concerned with his sliding approval ratings, with recent polls putting Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of Trump in many states, including traditional Republican strongholds such as Texas.

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