Voting By Mail In 2020 Election
The coronavirus pandemic is set to change the way millions of Americans can vote in November
Aug 14, 2020, Friday
Aug 13, 2020, Thursday
The U.S. Postal Service Was Never A Business. Stop Treating It Like One.
Congress should do everything in its power to ensure the U.S. Postal Service remains vibrant and strong.
Trump Campaign Sues Key Iowa Counties Over Absentee Mailings
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has sued two Democratic-leaning Iowa counties that are making it easy to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, seeking...
Aug 12, 2020, Wednesday
Maine Letter Carriers Say Collins Paved The Way For Trump’s Attack On Postal Service | Beacon
Years before the Trump administration began instituting cost-cutting measures that has created a national slowdown in mail delivery, Sen. Susan Collins sponsored legislation that Maine letter carriers now say manufactured a financial “crisis” in the U.S. Postal Service that has been used ever since
Financial Disclosures Reveal Postmaster General's Business Entanglements And Likely Conflicts Of Interest, Experts Say - CNNPolitics
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continues to hold a multimillion-dollar stake in his former company XPO Logistics, a United States Postal Service contractor, likely creating a major conflict of interest, according to newly obtained financial disclosures and ethics experts.
Twitter Plans Clampdown On Mail-in Voting Misinformation Amid Friction With Trump - POLITICO
Twitter said users can expect to see the platform roll out its new election-related policies, tools and resources over the next month.
Pelosi, Maloney Joined By 173 House Democrats In Calling On Postmaster General To Reverse Assault On Postal Service | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
In a new letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and 173 other House Democrats today called for the reversal of policies that have worsened the crisis facing the Postal Service and exacerbated a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail.
Aug 11, 2020, Tuesday
Postal Workers Decry Changes And Cost-Cutting Measures : NPR
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's plans to shake up the agency are gathering opposition from some of its workers. The U.S. Postal Service has had financial problems for years. It lost $9 billion last year. It's not supported by tax dollars; it's funded by postage and services.
How To Vote By Mail: A Guide To Send In Your Ballot : Life Kit : NPR
If you're planning on voting this fall — which you should be — you can probably mail in your ballot instead of voting in person. Here's how to do that.
Aug 10, 2020, Monday
Hawaii's First All-mail Primary Produces Turnout Spike - The Fulcrum
Hawaii's first all-mail-in election produced the highest turnout in the state in almost a quarter century, with 51 percent of registered voters casting ballots for Saturday's election.
Aug 09, 2020, Sunday
Aug 08, 2020, Saturday
Trump Exploring Executive Actions To Curb Voting By Mail - POLITICO
Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party have taken to the courts dozens to challenge voting rules. Trump's aides are pondering possible executive actions.
Postal Service Overhauls Leadership As Democrats Press For Investigation Of Mail Delays - The Washington Post
Lawmakers want the inspector general to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s cost-cutting measures and investments.
Aug 07, 2020, Friday
Postal Service Loses $2.2B In 3 Months As Virus Woes Persist
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.
Postmaster General Accuses Congress Of ‘Sensationalizing’ Mail Delays As Bipartisan Outcry Grows
Multiple Republicans are now raising objections to the Trump ally’s changes to the U.S. Postal Service.
Voting by Mail in the Swing States - FactCheck.org
Six key swing states -- Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- are among the 34 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that have “no excuse” absentee or mail-in voting. We'll go through how mail-in voting works in each of them.
Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Top Democrats Say Postmaster General Acknowledged New Policies That Workers Say Are Delaying Mail - The Washington Post
The Postal Service had previously played down the changes that employees say have caused days-long backlogs.
More States Are Using Ballot Drop Boxes For Absentee Voters, But The Boxes Are Already Drawing Skepticism - The Washington Post
Critics say states expanding the practice may find the drop boxes are vulnerable to fraud.
Senator Launches Investigation Into Postal Service Delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as...
Aug 04, 2020, Tuesday
Aug 02, 2020, Sunday
Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Here Are the Billionaires Funding Trump’s Voter Suppression Lawsuits – Sludge
Dozens of billionaires have donated to the RNC's legal fund that is being used to fight against expanded access to mail voting.
2020 Election: New USPS Policies That Are Slowing Service May Affect Mail-in Voting, Union Leader Says - CNNPolitics
New, recently implemented US Postal Service procedures -- which have led to delays across the country in mail delivery -- could affect mail-in voting for the November election, a union leader warned.
Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
Postal Service Mulls Downsizing: Senator And Union Leader | Time
The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking concerns for mail-in ballots
Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
Wealthy Donors Pour Millions Into Fight Over Mail-in Voting - ABC News
Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail
Montana Clerks Call For General Election By Mail | 406 Politics | Helenair.com
With fewer than 100 days until Montanans cast ballots, the clerks who run the state's elections are asking the governor to allow counties the option to conduct the vote by
Ky. Secretary Of State Doesn't Want Universal Mail-In Voting In November
Kentucky’s top election official says he wants to limit the number of people eligible for mail-in voting during the General Election.
Jul 27, 2020, Monday
Jul 24, 2020, Friday
Postal Workers Union Sounds Alarm Over Budget, Trump Administration Rhetoric On Mail-In Ballots – CBS San Francisco
In California's March primary, more than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected. For most of them, it was because they were not postmarked in time. That postmark date is critical. So now the country is facing a national election amid a...
Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
How Wisconsin’s 23,000 Rejected Absentee Ballots Could Affect The Election
As states move toward mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, many Wisconsin voters are unfamiliar with how to successfully cast an absentee ballot.
Trump: Vote-By-Mail Is Rigged. Trump’s Campaign? It’s ‘Easy And Secure.’
The campaign’s mailing appears to directly contradict the president’s consistent public statements since the rise of the coronavirus pandemic.
County Auditors Challenge Secretary Of State, Send Pre-filled Absentee Request Forms | KGAN
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will send mass mailings of absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters ahead of November’s election. But at least two county auditors are still sending their own mail-in ballot applications with pre-filled voter information, move some state leaders and the secretary of state’s office says undermines the voter ID law.