President Donald Trumps campaign said presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Bidens claim that the president will try to postpone the election in November is categorically false.
“Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality,” said spokesman Tim Murtaugh to news outlets on Friday. “President Trump has been clear that the election will happen on November 3rd.”
The dismissal came after Biden, a former vice president, said on Thursday in an online fundraiser that postponing the election is “the only way” Trump “thinks he can possibly win.”
“Mark my words I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it cant be held,” said Biden.
The November election date is set by federal law and requires an act of Congress to change. If Trump were to do so, it would assuredly trigger a landslide of legal action.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted concerns about how to safely conduct an election, causing some to ask for an expansion of voting by mail.
But Trump, earlier this month on Twitter, wrote that Republicans should push back against any vote-by-mail efforts foisted by Democrats.
“Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting,” Trump said. “Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesnt work out well for Republicans.”