POTUS Has No Power To Change Or Delay Election Date
|October 29, 2012||Posted by steveparkhurst under 2012, 2012 election|
Breitbart has posted a very simple outline that answers whether President Barry could somehow delay the election or change the date:
The Constitution gives Congress sole power regarding the date of the presidential election, and that date is binding on the entire country.
Article 2 Section 1 Paragraph 4 of the Constitution: “The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they give their Votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.”
This empowered Congress to pass a law setting Election Day as the first Tuesday in November during a federal election year, which they did in 1845. And since that time Election Day has been on the first Tuesday in November every year for federal elections, come rain, sleet, or snow.
Read the entire post here.