As the battle against the coronavirus rages on, there is another battle brewing between politicians over how and when the presidential election will be held. At a virtual fundraiser, former Vice President Joe Biden raised the possibility that President Trump could seek to postpone November’s general election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
For the record the date of presidential elections is set into law by federal statute and Congress would have to approve moving it. But some Democrats are still worried Trump will try.
However political analysts say what is more likely this fall is a major battle between Democrats and Republicans over access to mail-in voting. Democrats are seeking to avoid a repeat of what unfolded this month in Wisconsin after Republicans pushed to move ahead with in-person voting.
Now state election officials say 23 people who participated in election day tested positive for coronavirus, though they still don’t know if those people contracted the virus on election day. Trump repeatedly warns his party that mail-in voting “does not work out well for Republicans” saying “mail-in ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country because they [Democrats] are cheaters.”