Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

The US presidential election is planned to happen just over three months from now. With the number of coronavirus infections still rising in the world’s worst-affected country, many states are making postal voting easier so Americans won’t need to queue at polling stations. But Donald Trump says mail-in ballots will lead to fraud, without providing … Read more Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits: ‘Why Don’t We Just Get the Job Done?’

With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Democrats rejected it, saying President Donald Trump’s team failed to grasp the severity of the crisis. Democratic leaders panned the idea in late-night talks … Read more Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits: ‘Why Don’t We Just Get the Job Done?’

Belarus probes Russian mercenaries for ‘terror’ plot

Russia is denying trying to destabilise Belarus ahead of its upcoming presidential election after 32 of its citizens were arrested near Minsk. Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko has accused the men of being mercenaries, sent by Moscow to incite riots. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Belarus probes Russian mercenaries for ‘terror’ plot

Belarus police arrest ‘Russian mercenaries’ on state TV

Belarus police arrested 32 Russians at a sanatorium, alleged to be members of the Wagner mercenary group. State channel Belaruskaja Tele-Radio showed the arrests, near the capital Minsk, on 29 July. Russia denies any links to the group – but wants Belarus to explain its actions. Tensions are high as Belarus heads for a presidential … Read more Belarus police arrest ‘Russian mercenaries’ on state TV

Trump floats election delay, claims voter fraud risks amid virus

US President Donald Trump has been condemned by Democrats and some senior Republicans, for suggesting a delay to the presidential election in November. Many states want to make postal voting easier because of coronavirus health concerns. But Trump insists – without evidence – that mail-in voting will lead to a rigged result. Al Jazeera’s Kimberly … Read more Trump floats election delay, claims voter fraud risks amid virus

US economy has worst-ever quarter with epic 32.9% dive in Q2 GDP

Donald Trump’s suggestion that the presidential election be delayed came minutes after news of the sharpest downturn in the US economy since the 1940s. Gross Domestic Product shrunk 9.5 percent in the second quarter, as the country struggles to contain the pandemic. And another 1.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel … Read more US economy has worst-ever quarter with epic 32.9% dive in Q2 GDP

Trump’s fellow Republicans reject his idea of delaying presidential election

Raising the prospect of delaying the November 3 election, US President Donald Trump has drawn ire from both sides of the divide. FRANCE 24 correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani says the president’s comments in a tweet were designed to distract the public from the country’s diabolical economic figures, which showed GDF shrinking by a record 33 percent … Read more Trump’s fellow Republicans reject his idea of delaying presidential election

Late-night hosts react to Trump’s tweet on delaying the election

President Trump on July 30 proposed a delay to the 2020 presidential election. Late-night hosts had a lot to say. Read more: https://wapo.st/315cXOt. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Trump faces bipartisan rejection of call to delay November election | ABC News

Both Republicans and Democrats have dismissed Donald Trump’s suggestion the US presidential election be delayed because of alleged voting fraud. The President is also grappling with a recession, with new figures showing the economy is experiencing its worst performance on record. The highly contentious issue of the November vote was even raised during the funeral … Read more Trump faces bipartisan rejection of call to delay November election | ABC News

Trump: ‘I don’t want to delay, I want an election’

Donald Trump has denied he is pushing to delay the US election in November, repeating his claim voting by mail from home would cause extensive problems determining the result. ‘Do I want to see a date change? No. But I don’t want to see a crooked election. This election will be the most rigged election … Read more Trump: ‘I don’t want to delay, I want an election’

Trump backpedals on delaying election but persists in objecting to mail-in votes

Hours after suggesting a possible delay in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not want to postpone the vote, but remained concerned that millions of mail-in ballots would cause problems. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Trump backpedals on delaying election but persists in objecting to mail-in votes

President Trump casts doubt on November election | WNT

The president suggested the date of the presidential election be moved and claimed that mail-in votes would be fraudulent. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/2PaLtBE WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #Trump #PresidentialElection

‘I don’t want to delay’: Trump

Hours after suggesting a possible delay in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not want to postpone the vote, but remained concerned that millions of mail-in ballots would cause problems. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more ‘I don’t want to delay’: Trump

Trump Walks Back Suggestion to Delay Election Amid Criticism from Both Parties

President Donald Trump has walked back his startling suggestion that Election Day should be postponed amid searing criticism from both parties — now saying his idea wasn’t about undermining the foundation of American democracy but simply ensuring results were ready in a timely fashion. “Do I want to see a date change? No. But I … Read more Trump Walks Back Suggestion to Delay Election Amid Criticism from Both Parties

Trump’s fellow Republicans reject his idea of delayed presidential election

President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 U.S. elections, an idea immediately rejected by both Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress – the sole branch of government with the authority to make such a change. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Trump’s fellow Republicans reject his idea of delayed presidential election