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Republicans openly challenge Trump's tweet on delaying election

July 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A number of congressional Republicans openly rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that November's presidential election should be delayed, a move that the President would have no authority to make given that the Constitution gives Congress the power to set the date for voting.

Washington (CNN)A number of congressional Republicans openly rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that November's presidential election should be delayed, a move that the President would have no authority to make given that the Constitution gives Congress the power to set the date for voting.

Majority Whip Sen. John Thune, a member of Republican leadership, told CNN that there will be an election in November despite the President's tweet.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who is facing a tough reelection battle in North Carolina, said Thursday: "The election is going to happen in November period. "

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said of Trump's tweet, "I wish he hadn't said that, but it's not going to change: We are going to have an election in November and people should have confidence in it. "

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