Trump declared, "this is going to be the greatest election disaster in history".
Reeves encouraged Trump to embrace a reelection message focused on his ability to revive the nation's economy, a familiar suggestion from frustrated Republican officials, though the president has shown little interest in adopting a consistent message.More news: Trevor Reed, former Marine, sentenced to nine years for assaulting Russian police
President Trump on Friday pointed to the still-undecided election results in New York's 12th Congressional District, which was inundated with absentee ballots on June 23, as an example of the chaos looming if states rely on universal mail-in voting in the November presidential election.
Delaying the election would be an unprecedented act.
The move was widely seen as a setback for the pro-democracy movement that has been building there while China tightens its grip on Hong Kong.
"President Trump needs to told by every Republican in Congress that he can not postpone the federal election", he wrote. Trump's poor handling of the Covid-19 crisis and his flip-flop stances on treatment protocols; especially the violation of mask wearing protocol supposed to be the prime prevention against the spread of the virus has angered Americans, including those who earlier supported him. Nobody wants that date more than me.More news: Thousands march in Germany against Covid curbs
Trump, seeking to already undermine the results of an election he could lose, demanded the victor of the November 3 contest be known that night.
Republicans had accused Democrats of instilling intimidation and fear in the South towards Black people, forcing them not to vote, while Democrats believed Republicans weren't properly counting Tilden's votes. Many states expect to be scrambling to process millions more in November. "We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events".
In some states, the ballots can be accepted several days after Election Day, as long as they are postmarked before polls closed. The League of Women Voters of MI and three voters sued in May, seeking a declaration that ballots be counted as long as they are mailed on or before Election Day. The AP news agency regularly calls races before the official vote count is complete, using models based on partial results, past races and extensive polling. That could lead to a national roller coaster ride as the votes are counted.
Trump has compared mail-in ballots to foreign interference. "When we are ultimately required to have mail-in tallies, it's our individuals who will not vote ..."More news: Katie Price breaks both her feet on family holiday