Law & Crime reports:
President Donald Trump‘s baseless Wednesday morning question about postponing the 2020 general election has been given new life. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested the final decision on any such postponement hinges upon whether Attorney General Bill Barr and others at the DOJ can find a legal justification to change the date.
“Can a president delay the November presidential election, Mr. Secretary?” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) asked during a Senate hearing. “You are one of the most highly trained and accomplished lawyers who are part of this administration,” Kaine summarized, “Can a president delay a presidential election?”
To which Pompeo replied: “In the end, the Department of Justice, and others, will make that legal determination. We all should want – I know you do, too, Senator Kaine – want to make sure to have an election that everyone is confident in.”
NO. THEY. WON’T.
Congress already made it in 3 U.S.C. § 1: “The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President.” https://t.co/KK7SDt5ijS
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) July 30, 2020
Here’s Mike Pompeo claiming “I fought on the border of East Germany” (there was no fighting on the border of East Germany)
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 30, 2020