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More Than Half of Republicans Would Support Postponing 2020 Election at Trump's Request

More than half of Republicans would support postponing the 2020 election if President Donald Trump said it was necessary to prevent voter fraud, according to a new poll from the Washington Post.

The survey revealed that 52 percent of Republicans said they supported postponing the election if Trump called for it, and 56 percent supported doing so if both Trump and Congress said it was necessary. Republicans appear to buy into some of Trump's most outlandish claims about the 2016 election, according to the poll, which may explain their willingness to alter the election schedule:

  • Forty-seven percent of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote. (He didn't.)
  • Sixty-eight percent believe Trump's claims that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election. (They didn't.)
  • Seventy-three percent believe voter fraud happens all the time. (It doesn't.)

Elections have been held in the United States on schedule without exception throughout the nation's history—even during the Civil War.