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Political scholars in Connecticut weigh in on President Trump's election comments

Political scholars in Connecticut remarked about President Trump's idea to delay the presidential election that is set for Nov. 3.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2020, 1:14 AM

Updated 1,421 days ago

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Political scholars in Connecticut remarked about President Trump's idea to delay the presidential election that is set for Nov. 3.
Gary Rose heads up the Department of Government at Sacred Heart University. He says Election Day is set by federal law and you'd need an act of Congress to change it.
"He has no authority to change the date of the election," says Rose. "That is set by federal law."
Election officials in Norwalk say there wouldn't be a big logistical challenge to moving the election, however, they just don't see why it's necessary.
Voter registrar Stuart Wells says despite security fears, there's little evidence of fraud in elections whether they are conducted by mail or not.
"Lot of states do it all the time and no one's noticed a great problem with it," says Wells.
Political scholars say both sides of the aisle should be careful about politicizing elections. Professor Rose says their legitimacy is fundamental to our Democracy.


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