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Americans react as President Trump asks for postponement of presidential election

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Americans have reacted to suggestions by Presdent Donald Trump that US presidential elections be postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump via a tweet floated a delay in the presidential elections until people could "properly, securely and safely" vote.

OGBONGE NEWS, however, reports that the US Presidential elections is due to hold Tuesday November 3 2020 while American constitution stipulates that the new president must be sworn by noon of January 20th of the year after election.

Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon: "
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???"

BBC reports that there is little evidence to support Trump's claims but he has long railed against mail-in voting which he has said would be susceptible to fraud.

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US states want to make postal voting easier due to public health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Though more Americans have liked the tweet than number of commenters, most respondents to the tweet, however, have hammered on lecturing President Treump that under the US constitution, the President of the United States does not have the authority to postpone the election.

Any delay would have to firrst be approved by the Congress.

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