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Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

World
Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea.Mr Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election, as any delay would have to be approved by Congress.Earlier, the president suggested that increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results.He floated a delay until people could "properly, securely and safely" vote. There is little evidence to support Mr Trump's claims but he has long railed against postal voting, which he has said would be susceptible to fraud.US states want to make mail-in voting easi...
Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Health
WASHINGTON -- In Republican circles -- with the notable exception of the man who leads the party -- the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as President Donald Trump suggests, and telling Americans they can help save lives. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on Tuesday bluntly called on Trump to start wearing a mask, at least some of the time, to set a good example. "Unfortunately, this simple, lifesaving practice has become part of a political debate that says: If you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask. If you’re against Trump, you do,” Alexander said. It’s a rare break for Republicans from Trump, who earlier this month told
Republicans decry Michigan governor’s latest stay-home order

Republicans decry Michigan governor’s latest stay-home order

Health
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to toughen rather than relax what already was one of the country’s strictest stay-home orders is hitting opposition in her home stateBy DAVID EGGERT Associated PressApril 14, 2020, 10:08 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLANSING, Mich. -- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision to toughen rather than relax what already was one of the nation's strictest stay-home orders in response to the coronavirus is hitting opposition in her home state, where Republicans who backed her moves initially are now ratcheting up their criticism. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey took to Facebook to accuse the Democratic governor and vice presidential contender of “DESTROYING OUR HEALTH BY KILLING OUR LIVELIHOODS!” GOP lawmak