The Evening Standard

Donald Trump walks back election ‘delay’ amid backlash

July 31, 2020

Donald Trump has walked back the idea of a “delay” to November’s presidential election just hours after suggesting it.

Mr Trump was criticised by both the Republicans and the Democrats after raising the possibility of delaying the poll as he made unsubstantiated allegations that increased postal voting will result in fraud.

The president told reporters: “Do I want to see a date change? No. But I don’t want to see a crooked election.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were among those to dismiss the idea of a delayed poll from the US leader.

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