No. Trump CANNOT cancel or postpone the General Election

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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