US President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP

‘Delay the election,’ Donald Trump tweets, an idea even Republicans swiftly reject

  • Critics dismiss suggestion as distraction from devastating economic news, but legal experts fear remarks could undermine faith in voting process
  • US president does not have the authority to delay an election – only Congress can change the date

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
US President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump participates in a discussion at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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