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Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Suggesting Election Delay

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s tweet this morning suggesting a delay of the 2020 elections, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement:


“Election Day will be November 3rd. The United States of America has never delayed a presidential election, including during the Civil War and World War II, and the President does not have the power to do so. I urge my Republican colleagues to speak out against the President’s dangerous suggestion and provide additional support to states to ensure that all voters can safely exercise their fundamental right to vote.   


“Instead of focusing on his re-election, the President should focus on the needs of the American people. Today, government agencies reported the worst quarterly economic decline in our country’s history. I call on my Republican colleagues to come to the table to negotiate a comprehensive relief bill that meets the needs of Granite Staters and all Americans amid this public health and economic crisis.”