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'’ Take a deep breath'’: Winner of 2020 presidential race may not be announced on election night, warns commissioner

'’ Take a deep breath'’: Winner of 2020 presidential race may not be announced on election night, warns commissioner
Americans may have to wait beyond election night to find out who their next president is, a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) official has warned. Ellen Weintraub, who has had three stints as FEC chair, said on Monday that increased mail-in voting due to the Covid-19 pandemic could delay the results of the 3 November poll.…

Americans might have to wait beyond election night to find out who their next president is, a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) authorities has warned.

Ellen Weintraub, who has actually had three stints as FEC chair, stated on Monday that increased mail-in ballot due to the Covid-19 pandemic could postpone the outcomes of the 3 November survey.

” Let me simply tell everyone, we’re all going to require to take a deep breath and be patient this year,” Ms Weintraub told CNN. “Because there’s a considerable chance we are not going to understand on election night what the results are.”

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Ms Weintraub stated that down-ballot elections might also be struck by logistical issues as countless United States residents decide to vote by post.

” Probably for the presidency, however maybe for many other races that are necessary to people, which’s OKAY,” she included.

” If it takes a bit longer to count all the votes precisely, that’s what we need to do in order to make sure that everybody’s vote counts.”

Ms Weintraub, a New York-born Democrat, likewise slapped down unfounded claims by president Trump that mail tallies might fall nasty to voter fraud.

” It’s been done prior to. It’s safe. There is no substantial threat of fraud associated with absentee voting,” she said.

In the middle of dire poll scores, Mr Trump has actually sought to cast clouds of doubt over the authenticity of the upcoming election, requiring it to be postponed.

However any move to delay the vote would need an act of Congress, meaning both the Senate and your house of Representatives, where the Democrats have a bulk, would need to validate it.

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Trump stopped working to get assistance for the proposal on Capitol Hill, with senior Republicans consisting of Marco Rubio stating the vote would go ahead.

The president’s campaign group then rowed back on the concept and sought to portray a positive state of mind within the camp, with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows bullishly stating that the election would go ahead and that “the president is going to win”.

Mr Trump continues to trail Joe Biden by a substantial range in a raft of major polls.

On Monday, Mr Biden talked to the finalists to be his running mate and his project is readying to announce his option as quickly as today, an individual knowledgeable about the process told Reuters.

Mr Biden and his possible vice president will formally accept the party’s election at the Democratic National Convention, arranged for 17-20 August and he is expected to announce his choice prior to it starts.

The New York Times reported that Mr Biden’s campaign prepares to reveal a decision as quickly as Tuesday, but most likely on Wednesday, pointing out individuals informed on the choice procedure.

The newspaper stated the committee that screened the prospects had “efficiently disbanded” after finishing its work. It noted that Biden has actually missed out on previous due dates to reveal his pick, which the timeline could “slip again.”

A Biden project representative declined a Reuters request for comment.

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