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Fri May 15, 2020, 07:34 PM

If they talk about postponing the election, we should talk about moving it up.

Maybe that would shut them up?

Also, Why couldn't we talk about moving it up ?
It would make a longer transition but they will need the time to do that correctly anyway.

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Reply If they talk about postponing the election, we should talk about moving it up. (Original post)
Captain Zero May 2020 OP
Hoyt May 2020 #1
elleng May 2020 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #3
roamer65 May 2020 #4
DavidDvorkin May 2020 #5
totodeinhere May 2020 #6
bearsfootball516 May 2020 #7
democrattotheend May 2020 #8

Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:35 PM

1. Good idea.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:41 PM

2. Not possible.

'Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the electors of Presi- Election day
dent and Vice President shall be appointed in each State on the Tues- fixed.
day next after the first Monday in the month of November of the year
in which they are to be appointed.'

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/28th-congress/session-2/c28s2ch1.pdf

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:43 PM

3. The date is set by an act of Congress.

It hasn’t changed in more than 150 years and it’s not going to change now.
This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:54 PM

4. So what electoral vote totals do we see if Repuke state legislatures cancel their elections...

and appoint the electors instead? Read the “in case if no election” section.

This scenario has happened before. Colorado, 1876.

I would hope it doesn’t happen, but it is a remote possibility.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_state_legislatures

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:55 PM

5. It would make us look as foolish and ignorant as them.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 08:39 PM

6. Why do we keep hearing this? Only Congress could change the date of the election.

n/t

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #6)

Fri May 15, 2020, 09:23 PM

7. People on DU love their conspiracy theories.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 10:24 PM

8. What good would that do?

Trump is legally president until 12 pm on January 20, 2021 no matter when the election is held.

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