Half of Henrico voters expected to vote absentee in November

Half of Henrico voters expected to vote absentee in November

Democracy advocates sounded immediate alarms Thursday morning after President Donald Trump floated the idea of delaying the November elections, citing mail-in voting and the unfounded threat of voter fraud.

In his tweet, he didn't offer evidence to support the claim that the type of voting would lead to an "inaccurate and fraudulent" outcome, or why absentee voting is "good" while mail-in voting is not.

President Donald Trump's tweeted suggestion that the 2020 election be delayed caused widespread alarm on social media from journalists and other media and political figures. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote?" he tweeted on Wednesday (US time).

William Barr, his attorney general, testified at a House committee hearing on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that "if you have wholesale mail-in voting, it substantially increases the risk of fraud".

The dates of federal elections are set by the US Congress, and the country's constitution makes no provisions for a delay to the January 20, 2021 presidential inauguration.

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According to Harris, the cases of influenza have not shown their usual surge expected during this season in these regions. "I think I see as many people as before, but maybe less often because of the decrease in the number of events".

Mr. Trump trails former Vice President Joseph R. Biden by double digits in most national polls and is trailing the Democrat in several key battleground states.

In an interview with Fox News, he said: "No, I'm not going to just say 'yes.' I'm not going to say 'no, ' and I didn't last time, either".

According to CNN, the Trump administration is engaged in legal battles in at least 13 states, where the Democrats are seeking to expand mail-in voting rules.

The registrar's office will begin mailing absentee ballots September 18 to those who have requested them by that date, Coakley said; other voters may continue to request such ballots until 11 days prior to the election.

With the election just over three months away, polls have suggested Joe Biden will win in November.

In late April, Biden told donors in a fundraiser: "Mark my words, I think [Trump] is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held". November 3rd. It's a good number. "I've never looked into it". To apply to vote absentee by mail, visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/absentee.

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