Trump can declare whatever he wants, but it doesn’t make it so

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Publish Date:
November 2, 2020
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Washington Post
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“In fact, in every recent election there have been millions of ballots that are not counted on election night. Moreover, to do otherwise would disenfranchise overseas military voters whose votes frequently come in after election night.”

“Federal law (not the Constitution) sets Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,”

“However, around 19 or 20 states (if you count Pennsylvania) allow ballots postmarked either on or before Election Day to count if received some time thereafter.”

“Independent State Legislature Doctrine,”

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