Trump suggests delay in presidential election over coronavirus fears

US President Donald Trump. Saul Martinez | Getty Images | Afp

What you need to know:

  • The United States has never delayed a presidential election, holding one even during the Civil War.
  • Only Congress can change the election date, which by law is held on the first Tuesday after November 1, and Democrats rule the lower House.
  • This year's elections are set for November 3.

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