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Virtual Legality Episode 275

Can Trump Delay a Federal Election? The Dangers of Weakening "The Law"

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12m Jul 30, 2020
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President Trump sent waves across social media and journalistic outlets with a simple tweet ending with "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote?".

But while the wording of the law(s) preventing such Presidential action seem clear in black and white, the continuing erosion of the rule of (and respect for) law here in Anno 2020 (precipitated by State Governors and Supreme Court as well as by the President), makes clear that the question is a far more dangerous one than is being reported.

We always give everyone (including the devil) the benefit of the law...in Virtual Legality.

#Trump #Election #Delay


Discussed in this episode:

"Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"
Tweet - July 30, 2020 - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1288818160389558273

"Trump floats delaying election despite lack of authority to do so"
CNN - July 30, 2020
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics/trump-delay-election-no-authority/

"Trump floats November election delay - but he can’t do that"
AP - July 30, 2020
https://apnews.com/d203eaa406dc5e7362dfa9e33522195e

US Constitution
Article II, Section 1
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

"Time of appointing electors"
3 USC 1
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/1

US Constitution
20th Amendment
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxx

"Gov. Whitmer to allow Detroit casinos to partially reopen, reimposes restrictions Up North"
Fox 2 News Detroit - July 29, 2020
https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/gov-whitmer-to-allow-detroit-casinos-to-partially-reopen-reimposes-restrictions-up-north

US Constitution
1st Amendment
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

"SOUTH BAY UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, ET AL. v. GAVIN NEWSOM, GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL"
Denial of Injunctive Relief - SCOTUS - May 29, 2020
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000172-63d3-d268-a7ff-73dfc1460000

"CALVARY CHAPEL DAYTON VALLEY v. STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF NEVADA, ET AL."
Denial of Injunctive Relief - SCOTUS - July 24, 2020
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/19a1070_08l1.pdf

"Gretchen Whitmer: What if Trump Made Everyone Wear Masks?"
New York Times - July 22, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/opinion/gretchen-whitmer-trump-coronavirus-masks.html

"A Man for All Seasons" (1966)
Quote ("Arrest him!...") - Wikiquote Page
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/A_Man_for_All_Seasons_(1966_film)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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