Some critics of President Donald Trump have wondered whether Trump might attempt to seize on the coronavirus crisis by postponing or even canceling this year’s general election, a topic that came up in a July 28 congressional hearing.
In a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana asked Attorney General Bill Barr to confirm or deny whether or not a sitting US president can single-handedly change the date of a US presidential election.
Barr did not directly answer the inquiry, saying, “Actually, I haven’t looked into that question under the Constitution.”
Rep. Richmond isn’t the first person to raise the concern…Trump cannot, however, unilaterally decide to cancel or postpone the November 3 general election by an executive order, under the parameters of a national emergency or disaster declaration, or even if he declared martial law…
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