July 30, 2020 / 2:58 PM / 10 days ago

Trump 'just raising a question' about U.S. election delay, campaign says: CNN

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a tour of the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was “just raising a question” when he tweeted earlier on Thursday about the possibility of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election, CNN reported citing a spokesman for Trump’s re-election campaign.

“The President is just raising a question about the chaos Democrats have created with their insistence on all mail-in voting,” Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement, according to the television network.

The U.S. Constitution grants the power to set an election date to Congress, and numerous Democratic lawmakers immediately rejected Trump’s suggestion as did a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Election Commission.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese

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