Just In: Donald Trump calls for delay to 2020 US presidential election

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The US president Donald Trump has called for November’s presidential election to be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. He suggested a delay until people can “properly, securely and safely” vote.

There is little evidence to support Mr Donald Trump’s claims, but he has long railed against mail-in voting which he has said would be susceptible to fraud US states want to make postal voting easier due to public health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

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What did Donald Trump say?

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said “universal mail-in voting” would make November’s vote the “most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history” and a “great embarrassment to the USA”.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

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