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Trump floats election ‘delay’ amid claims of voting fraud

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a "delay" to November's presidential election. And he's making unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud.

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

On Thursday morning, Trump tweets: "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history."

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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