The President of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that the elections in the North American country will be held on November 3, as planned, despite the coronavirus pandemic, while he has ruled out voting by mail for the elections.
“The general election will be held on November 3,” Trump said during the daily press conference for the coronavirus task force at the White House.
As for voting by mail throughout the country, the US president has ruled it out, referring to the fact that “many people lie with voting by mail.”RELATED
“I think people should vote with a voter ID. I think that a voter identification is very important, “he specified, clarifying that the right to vote should be done with” photo. ” “There should be a photo to vote. It should be called voter identification, “he insisted.
“And the reason they don’t want voter ID (for postal voting) is because they are trying to cheat,” he added. For Trump, the vote in the election “should be to go to a booth and show off with pride.”
He also criticized the vote-by-mail procedure, since, in his opinion, “all kinds of bad things can happen the moment they sign it.”
Trump is seeking reelection in the November general election on the Republican side. As for the Democratic Party, the remaining candidates in the race are former US Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
With the primary process still unfinished, Biden leads the pack in terms of the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination for the White House – 1,991 – 1,194 compared to Sanders’ 878.
All this is developing as the North American country goes through the coronavirus pandemic, being one of the most affected in the world and where, according to Donald Trump himself, it is expected that the next few weeks will be very harsh, in terms of the number of deaths and the number of infections.
So far, the United States has recorded 1,480 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours of Thursday, a new daily record for the country.
The number of positive cases climbed to almost 277,000, more than 30,000 compared to the previous day. The United States tops the list of countries with the highest number of broadcasts. In fact, it has more than Italy and Spain, second and third, respectively. Both have reported almost 120,000 as of Friday.