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Douglas County Republican Party calls on President Trump to hold elections in November

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 13:33:17-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Republican Party is calling on President Donald Trump to hold federal elections in November.

Trump recently floated the idea of delaying the election until "people can properly, securely and safely vote.”

“While we understand the concerns of holding safe elections this fall, there are many opportunities for those who cannot safely make it to the polls to include mail-in voting," said Douglas County Republican Chair Theresa Thibodeau. "We disagree with the President on postponing any elections past the originally scheduled date in November. We also believe this would set an extremely dangerous precedent. We encourage all members of Congress to stand firmly against postponing or delaying the Election.”

The U.S. Constitution doesn't give the President the authority to postpone a federal election. Any change to the election must first go through Congress.

Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican, tweeted, "We are not going to delay the elections and there should be no talk about it… period."

Recent polling shows Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden with Election Day less than 100 days away.