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Joe Biden Says President Trump May Postpone US Polls

File: On this file picture Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson pose on the pink carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of the movie “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” in London on July 16, 2018. Anthony HARVEY / AFP

 

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will attempt to postpone the nation’s November election in an try to win.

“Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden mentioned throughout a web-based fundraiser Thursday.

The 77-year-old former vp mentioned it’s “the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”

Six months earlier than US voters head to the polls, Trump’s thoughts is already in election mode.

However with a pandemic raging and job losses climbing to 26.four million on Thursday, Trump’s path to victory could also be more durable than he anticipated.

Biden, highlighting Trump’s latest risk to veto emergency funding for the US Put up Workplace, claimed it was an instance of the president’s intention to “do all he can to make it very hard for people to vote.”

Whereas mail-in voting and absentee ballots stay strategies many say might assist restrict voters spreading coronavirus, Trump maintains they create the potential for fraud.

In the meantime, dozens of US states have postponed their main races, which can formally decide who would be the presidential nominee.

The 73-year-old Trump has been criticized for turning his day by day White Home coronavirus briefings into marketing campaign occasions — rallying his base and taking swipes at his detractors corresponding to Biden, who’s sheltering at dwelling.

“We have a sleepy guy in a basement of a house that the press is giving a free pass to, who doesn’t want to do debates because of COVID,” Trump mentioned in the course of the Thursday briefing.

AFP

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