Trump may delay 2020 election due to coronavirus citing Ohio primary postponement, says Senator Sherrod Brown

The Los Angeles Times reported that “legal scholars are widely in agreement” that the president does not have the power to delay a presidential election citing a national emergency. “The 20th Amendment says if we have not chosen a president by a certain date, it goes to succession,” Rick Hasen [Chancellor’s Professor], an election law scholar at UC Irvine, told the LA Times. “It’s not like a delay would keep Trump in office longer.”