CAN ELECTIONS BE CANCELLED
Don’t believe anyone who says “a presidential election can’t be canceled.”
It can be, and here’s how.
While it is true that the United States Constitution and (later) federal law requires that an election be held on the first Tuesday after the first Sunday in November, there is a catch:
The Constitution allows the presidential electors to be chosen through means determined by the state legislatures, not by direct election of its citizens.
Another common question I hear is: “What happens if there is COVID-19 chaos this fall and the presidential election is thrown to the House of Representatives?”
Most people logically think Trump will lose because the Democrats control the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, the opposite is true: If it goes into the House,Trump wins.
He wins because, under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, each state receives just one vote.
Thus, California which has 55 electoral votes would have the same voting power as North Dakota with 3 electoral votes.
HERE S ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE FROM CNN:
No, Donald Trump can’t cancel the 2020 general election
As states scramble to push back their primaries to comply with the federal guidelines aimed at social distancing to combat the coronavirus, whispers have begun that maybe, just maybe, President Donald Trump will use the pandemic to cancel the 2020 election entirely.
Primaries are state-run contests.
States are given wide leeway to set the dates and times of how voters get to choose the nominees for offices like state legislature, House, Senate and governor.
While postponing a primary isn’t easy — there are massive logistical challenges to doing so — it is, broadly speaking, up to state governments to make these calls.
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