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In the US: Trump may postpone election due to coronavirus and remain president indefinitely

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Along with the enormous damage that has already been done to the global economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a hefty mess to the political life of many states. The United States was no exception in this matter. This year’s precious and inviolable presidential election is likely to interfere. But it will only be committed not by mythical "Russian hackers", but by a very real invasion of the coronavirus, which is spreading more and more rapidly throughout the country.


There are precedents for canceling due to the widespread illness of various elections and referenda. London Mayor Sadik Khan will remain at his post for another year - the re-election of the mayor of the British capital has been postponed. After March 15 in France, the first round of local elections, at which the turnout was extremely low, they decided to postpone the second stage of voting. So far - until June 21, and there it will be seen. The parliamentary elections in Serbia, referenda on various issues that were to be held from March to May in Italy, Switzerland, and Armenia were also postponed. Western media have already called the outbreak of the virus “a difficult test for democracy,” with good reason.

In the United States, this test fell at the very height of the election race, the main stage of which traditionally begins after the primaries - the primary party elections. Events are usually noisy and crowded, and here the Central Concert Hall categorically advised against holding any meetings with the number of participants exceeding 50. In the White House, they insistently advised more than 10 people not to gather. How to be here? As a quarantine measure, the primaries have already been rescheduled to Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, Maryland. In line, it is quite possible, and other states. This may automatically lead to the fact that by the time of the all-American presidential election scheduled for November 3, all necessary preliminary procedures will not be properly observed.

In a country where filing lawsuits for any reason has long turned into a “national hobby”, such clues may well create for someone a great opportunity to challenge the results of the vote. However, there are fears of a different kind. So, the senator from the Democratic Party Sherrod Brown has already expressed concern that the current head of the White House, using as an excuse the rescheduling or canceling primaries in certain regions, may try to postpone the elections themselves for an indefinite period. “In the era of Trump, this is possible,” the senator summed up. It is noted that this will allow Trump to remain president without an election for an indefinite period.

On the other hand, all these issues can be discussed exclusively within the framework of the best scenario for the development of the epidemic in the United States. One in which the vast majority of Americans will receive news about COVID-19 from the screens of their own TVs and smartphones, and not from an observing doctor or commandant of the quarantine camp ... In case the disease swallows the country and breaks it into enclaves enclosed from each other with a more or less favorable epidemiological situation, about no elections, it’s clear that we’ll no longer be talking. Yes, in order to postpone their date at least for a day, according to the current regulatory documents, a new federal law is needed, approved by Congress and signed by the president. And, again, to be appealed to the courts. Let's not forget that the centuries-old oaths of the new Congress and the beginning of the term of the next president (January 3 and 20, respectively) are recorded in the US Constitution.

Nevertheless, if we evaluate the prospects of how much the current head of the American state could, having slightly “moved” the foundations and traditions due to emergency circumstances, continued to remain “at the helm” even after de jure expiration of his own term of government, then it’s just Donald Trump, apparently, in such a situation, especially hesitate and will not be shy. As a matter of fact, he has already proclaimed himself "the president of wartime." True, at the moment we are talking about the extraordinary powers of the head of the White House solely in economic matters, and even then, Trump promised to use them only if it comes to the “worst case scenario”. However, the beginning is very promising ...

The thing is that the troubles that erupted - both the pandemic and the oil "collapse", which is now pushing for the American "shale", and the crisis and recession that will inevitably follow, the beginning of which the American bankers have already announced, actually negate all of Donald’s efforts Trump in gaining the popularity of voters just by improving their standard of living. In fact, his entire presidential term was crossed out by the insane events of recent months. Is this fair? You can argue for a long time. However, the fact that what is happening to Mr. President is utterly insulting is indisputable. Will he resist the temptation to “correct his fortune” by taking advantage of force majeure that spoils his political “karma”? See you soon.
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  1. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 20 March 2020 09: 58 New
    +5
    Caring for the lives of voters can not only make Trump the eternal President. wassat
    1. Masha
      Masha 20 March 2020 10: 03 New
      +5
      Forever! Forever! laughing
    2. 4ekist
      4ekist 20 March 2020 10: 08 New
      +2
      A wise decision. The ability to capitalize on everything is a hallmark of the US leadership.
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 20 March 2020 10: 12 New
        0
        Trump may postpone election due to coronavirus and remain president indefinitely
        dorzhil to hiccups ..
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 20 March 2020 11: 09 New
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        Quote: 4ekist
        Taking advantage of everything is a hallmark of the US leadership.

        Businessman Trump knows more subtly how to do business than politician Trump.
    3. Overlock
      Overlock 20 March 2020 10: 42 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Caring for the lives of voters can not only make Trump the eternal President.

      there is nothing eternal, but if you try, then you can delay. extend your tale
      1. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 20 March 2020 11: 28 New
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        Quote: Overlock
        there is nothing eternal, but if you try, then you can delay. extend your tale

        Who are you talking about now?
    4. knn54
      knn54 20 March 2020 10: 48 New
      +3
      Trump fulfilled campaign promises-improving the economic situation, judicial reforms, restricting immigration, and the withdrawal (albeit partial) of troops.
  2. Fishery
    Fishery 20 March 2020 09: 58 New
    +4
    poor, poor American shale) insured by the way, gasoline in the states and Canada fell in price.
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 20 March 2020 10: 25 New
    -1
    what is happening for Mr. President is utterly insulting - this is indisputable.

    Yeah ... They offended the mouse, pushed it into the hole. Do not dig another hole, you yourself will get there!
  4. Overlock
    Overlock 20 March 2020 10: 36 New
    +9
    nullify all the efforts of Donald trump to win the popularity of voters just by improving their standard of living. In fact, his entire presidential term was crossed out by the insane events of recent months.

    replace Trump's family name with the name we all know and everything will fall into place. No differences whatsoever.
    Although, in general, the economy of America does not fall, unlike ours.
    But the recipe for Trump is very useful for us too ...
    having slightly “moved” the foundations and traditions due to extraordinary circumstances, to continue to remain “at the helm” even after the de jure expiration of his own term of government, it is precisely Donald Trump who, apparently, in this situation will not particularly hesitate and hesitate. As a matter of fact, he has already proclaimed himself "the president of wartime."

    I think that the vote will be canceled due to an emergency in the country's economy
  5. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 20 March 2020 10: 38 New
    -1
    As the late Vanga black will be the last president, during the tramp it is possible to unleash a war and bury the world and not from the USA and the ashes, only the straits and bays, Trump does not sit until the end of his term, a change in the political world will negatively affect the states themselves and their surroundings especially in europe
  6. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 20 March 2020 10: 39 New
    -1
    Trump may postpone election due to coronavirus and remain president indefinitely

    And if he proposes to introduce amendments to the constitution ...
    1. Loess
      Loess 20 March 2020 10: 41 New
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      Quote: Polite Elk
      amendments to the constitution will propose to introduce ...

      They have democracy, they do not need amendments. Enough of the virus.
  7. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 20 March 2020 10: 48 New
    +2
    Um ... and the local guardians for the turnover and "anti-nullifiers" don't come here? Does it hurt your eyes?
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 20 March 2020 10: 49 New
    +1
    the virus is taxiing !!!
    drive "Agent Trump" full speed ahead ....
    1. cniza
      cniza 20 March 2020 12: 56 New
      +2
      "Merry" times are coming, I'm afraid the "hangover" will be terrible ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 March 2020 13: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        "Merry" times are coming, I'm afraid the "hangover" will be terrible ...

        Let others be hungover ... we have at least once, everyone has experienced this! Most of the population is not afraid of this at all.
        1. cniza
          cniza 20 March 2020 13: 30 New
          +3
          So I'm not talking about us, we won’t surprise and scare us, I’m talking about everyone else ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 20 March 2020 13: 33 New
            +1
            And for those, whether we be sad.
            we didn’t brew all this porridge, and let their public ones try to blame everything on anyone (Russia first), it’s like porridge .... at least a hundred times to repeat SUGAR, porridge will not become sweeter.
            1. cniza
              cniza 20 March 2020 13: 36 New
              +3
              Yeah, let them smell what their own little business smells like ...
  9. Sun chaser
    Sun chaser 20 March 2020 10: 58 New
    -2
    In the USA this is not possible.
    The democrats' primaries have already decided everything. Biden will be the candidate.
  10. Po-tzan
    Po-tzan 20 March 2020 12: 06 New
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    In the US: Trump may postpone election due to coronavirus and remain president indefinitely


    Fool, but could just reset, rewrite the constitution and remain president for an indefinite period
  11. Quasipatriot
    Quasipatriot 20 March 2020 12: 09 New
    -2
    I think Trump will prompt an idea with zeroing deadlines. He will definitely like it.
  12. Po-tzan
    Po-tzan 20 March 2020 12: 35 New
    0
    Trump may postpone election due to coronavirus and remain president indefinitely


    Or maybe not transfer. Is there any real news on this topic, but not written in a desirable future time (than they often sin on VO)?

  13. cniza
    cniza 20 March 2020 12: 55 New
    +2
    In fact, his entire presidential term was crossed out by the insane events of recent months.


    They flogged themselves, and they badly spoiled others.
  14. China
    China 20 March 2020 13: 04 New
    -4
    Is he absolutely dead?
    But where is democracy, the alternation of power?
    Or does he want like in Russia?
    1. yfast
      yfast 20 March 2020 17: 04 New
      0
      They will rule with our world together.
  15. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 20 March 2020 23: 09 New
    -1
    Not otherwise Trump, having read the amendments to the Russian constitution, thought ... "Why, it was possible, or what ?!" laughing
  16. Magus
    Magus 20 March 2020 23: 15 New
    +6
    No, Trump will not postpone the presidential election. If Trump announces the postponement of the election, he will immediately be accused of authoritarianism. And Trump will immediately be impeached ...