Trump calls for delay to election, falsely claiming mail-in voting will lead to fraud – live

  • Trump makes unprecedented move of calling election ‘inaccurate’ in advance
  • Economy suffers worst quarter since second world war as GDP shrinks by 32.9%
  • US passes 150,000 deaths
  • Joe Biden’s running mate – none will satisfy all sections of the party
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More on the staggering drop in GDP figures from the Guardian US’s business editor, Dominic Rushe:

The fall came as large parts of the US economy shutdown in March in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the US. The closures led to a historic number of layoffs and sent unemployment soaring to levels unseen since the 1930s Great Depression.

Related: US economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war as GDP shrinks by 32.9%

The Guardian’s voting rights report, Sam Levine, notes that the president can’t unilaterally change the election date.

The president cannot unilaterally move the election. The date of the election is set by Congress. The constitution says the President and Vice President’s term ends on January 20 https://t.co/LMVTeCOgRs https://t.co/LOz4qLjDBH

Related: US economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war as GDP shrinks by 32.9%

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