Headline RoundupJuly 30th, 2020

Trump Suggests Delaying November Election, Citing Voter Fraud Concerns

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that the November election should be delayed, arguing that voting by mail poses a grave risk to election security. Coverage from many left-rated outlets cited the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power to delay an election or fill a void if a president or vice president fail to qualify. Some speculated that this role could be temporarily filled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if needed; Pelosi is also on the ballot, but only in her district. Many left-rated voices and some right-rated voices were critical of the suggestion; coverage on both sides explored the president's potential power to delay the election, with coverage from left-rated outlets generally framing Trump's comments as ignorant.

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