Some people have expressed concern that because of COVID-19, the elections will be postponed. This is a real concern no matter who is in power. However, Democrat Presidential candidate, the former Vice President Joe Biden, has most likely just proven by way of a statement reported on Yahoo! News by way of AFP that Trump may postpone the election.
resumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will try to postpone the country’s November election in an attempt to win.
“Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said during an online fundraiser Thursday.
The 77-year-old former vice president said it is “the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”
Six months before US voters head to the polls, Trump’s mind is already in election mode. (source)
This right here is a strong indication that such will not happen.
Why would Biden make a statement like this unless he wanted to worry his base? It is true that such could happen, but the likelihood is very low.
At this point, all Trump has to do in order to win is (a) mock Biden in a debate, and (b) to make sure the election happens as normal. Trump may be very low in popularity, but Biden has completely demoralized the Democrat base. People don’t want to vote for him, even if they hate Trump, because he shows signs of dementia, and people know that a legitimately demented person is a bad choice for a president. Indeed, there are many who would rather see four more years of Trump with a near guaranteed Democrat victory instead of making essentially an old man suffer through bad decisions.
The elections may be postponed, but this is likely a fantasy at this point. Rather, it will be to watch what the response from the Democrats after the 2020 election will be.