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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:11 PM

17. Several things wrong here:

1. Trump can't cancel the election, only individual states can and even Trumplicking states won't want to cancel them because then they'd be disenfranchised if other non-Trumplicking states don't cancel theirs.
2. Calling for cancelling elections because of COVID-19 would contradict the idea that things are or will get better before November (not that Trump doesn't always contradict himself anyway but still)
3. We have means to conduct elections even if we're not all going to polling places. There's still time to work out logistical issues or concerns if we even have still have to worry about COVID-19, which we may or may not have to by then.
4. People, by and large, won't stand for this. We've held elections during other times of crisis. While this is a public health crisis, there would have to be something dramatically awful about this one that would necessitate the cancellation of elections and I can't think of it at the moment.

In short, this isn't going to happen.

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