The president has no authority to delay the election
Election Dissection contributor Trevor Potter, who was general counsel for Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential run, published an op-ed in The Washington Post on why Election Day can't be delayed under current law. Only an act of Congress could change the date — and with the strongly divided Senate and House, that's almost certainly not going to happen. Potter, founder of the Campaign Legal Center and also a member of the National Task Force on Election Crises, lays out the legalities of a lot of the unusual scenarios that could play out in the 2020 cycle.
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