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Trump &; COVID-19: Could the election be postponed?

The Heavy, Oct. 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

Trump & COVID-19: Could the election be postponed?

UC Irvine law professor and voting expert Rick Hasen wrote about this topic on his Election Law Blog. He wrote: The problem here is that ballots are already out and millions of people have already voted. At this point it seems impossible for candidates to come up with a new name to replace a name on the ballot without starting the whole election process over, which is not possible in the 30+ days before election day. Congress could pass a bill delaying the election but I find it hard to believe it would do so.