The coronavirus pandemic has already led to several major postponements in 2020, and it’s possible the upcoming United States presidential election could be affected as a result.
The Democratic primaries and other political dates have been pushed back or cancelled as a result of COVID-19, and there are attractive odds available on the same being so for the election itself.
offer a price of 8/1 (9.00) on there being no election in 2020, which appears as though it could be a growing concern the closer we come to the election date.
The election is currently scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, and incumbent President of the United States, Donald Trump, warned on Sunday that the U.S. death toll was nearing a “horrific point,” perof Sky News.
Business Insider’srecently helped explain that Trump would not be legally permitted to postpone the election of his own choice alone. That decision would require as act of Congress to alter the federal statute, and even declaring a state of martial law—a drastic step for any President—would not allow him to push back the date by which he must end his term (January 20, 2021).
Still, COVID-19 has disrupted daily life and led to lockdowns in many areas, meaning it’s difficult to predict what may lie in store as we deal with the worst international pandemic in more than a generation.
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