The sars coronavirus is there because of the us presidential election to be held in November ? So far Donald Trump had not made any statement about the possibility of a postponement. But the american president seems to have changed its stance. For the first time, the billionaire republican has mentioned a possible postponement of the election. He denounces the risks of fraud related to the epidemic of Covid-19.
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"With the vote by correspondence (...) 2020 will be the election of the most inaccurate and the most fraudulent of the Story," he tweeted. "This will be a real shame for the United States. Postpone the election until the people can vote normally, safely ? ? ? " he added.
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Polls unfavourable to Trump
Only the Congress has the power to decide on the postponement of a presidential election. Several u.s. States want to make voting by mail more accessible in order to limit as much as possible the spread of the Covid-19. Many of them allow this system of voting for years and have not reported major problems, aside from isolated incidents.
For several weeks, Donald Trump, faced with polls very unfavourable, brandished yet the specter of massive fraud. His remarks on this topic have pushed the end of may Twitter to report for the first time, one of his tweets as being misleading. At the end of April, her democratic opponent Joe Biden had predicted that the billionaire would do his utmost to postpone the election.
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"Remember what I say to you, I think he's going to try to postpone the elections one way or another, find reasons why they can't occur," he started. A few days later, Donald Trump, when asked at a press briefing at the White House, had categorically ruled out this hypothesis. "I never thought of changing the date (...) Why would I do that ?" he responded, referring to "the propaganda" of the camp democrat.
historic Fall of the GDP in the us
The tweet presidential evoking the possibility of a postponement of the election was sent a few minutes after the announcement of a historic fall of the u.s. GDP in the second quarter (32,09 %) under the effect of the pandemic Covid-19. This drop is however less important than the 35 % expected by analysts, or that the 37% estimated by the international monetary Fund.
This second quarter of successive decline in GDP mark the official entry into recession, the first economy of the world. In the first quarter, the american GDP had already declined (- 5 %) under the effect of the first containment measures imposed in mid-march. Compared to the second quarter of 2019, the reduction is 9.5 %, comparable to those of european countries also severely affected by the crisis in health and economic.