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    Kevin Dietsch - Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As Donald Trump’s strategy of hobbling the US Postal Service to undermine mail voting comes into clearer focus, it might be easy to forget that the president is also going to great lengths to weaken confidence in the voting system more generally. The president stoked that part of his war Saturday morning, retweeting a tweet from Republican National Committee spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington claiming that Democrats are knowingly engaging in fraudulent behavior via mail voting: The Democrats know the 2020 Election will be a fraudulent mess. Will maybe never know who won! https://t.co/tEWKJ5NcUj — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August...
    (CNN)Colorado's top elections official on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of lying about vote by mail as the President continues to baselessly assert that mail-in voting is wrought with fraud and abuse."President Trump is lying about vote by mail. He is lying about mail ballots," Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront.""Colorado has a very clean history of running great elections with vote by mail. We have safeguards in place to make sure we would catch any type of double voting including signature verification, rules about ballot collection and a lot of other safeguards." Earlier Thursday, the President said on Fox Business that he opposes much-needed funding for the United States Postal Service...
    (CNN)Most Americans want election processes that are legitimate and fair, with trusted results. We typically trust our electoral system and state and federal government agencies for this process, but polling shows that trust has been eroded just as we approach the 2020 election.It's time to get creative about voting by mail.Rather than debate the current USPS capabilities, capacity and efficiency, it's time for creativity to shore up mail-in and absentee ballots. Geraldine LampertIn 2012, 35% of votes cast were by early voting, by mail or as an absentee ballot, rather than at traditional Election Day polling places. That rose to nearly 41% in 2016 -- a total of 57.2 million votes.That year, sixteen states jointly had greater than 50%...
    (CNN)If it seemed like a stretch when Democrats just a few days ago accused President Donald Trump's administration of trying to sabotage the mail system ahead of an election in which millions more Americans than usual will vote by mail, it should not have. Trump just basically admitted it. Appearing on Fox News this morning, he explained why he opposes a $25 billion bailout for the Postal Service that was included in Democrats' proposal for a new stimulus bill. In short, the issue is mail-in voting. He doesn't want the Postal Service enabling people to vote. Here's how he said it: "They want three and a half billion dollars for something that'll turn out to be fraudulent. That's election...
    With serious health concerns over in-person voting at polling stations amid the coronavirus pandemic, more Americans will send their ballots in by mail this year than in any election in the nation’s history. But the massive surge in voting by mail doesn’t come without controversy. For months, President Trump has blasted attempts to increase mail-in balloting, repeatedly warning of “voter fraud” and a “rigged election.” Democrats have pushed back at what they call the president’s “baseless” charges and argue that Trump and the GOP are trying to suppress the vote. COULD TRUMP'S ATTACKS ON MAIL-IN VOTING BACKFIRE? Election experts do say that voting by mail is more susceptible to fraud than casting a ballot in person, but they’ve seen no evidence of widespread fraud...
    President Trump can encourage Florida voters to cast their ballot by mail this fall and still be concerned about the security of a nationwide mail-in vote, Trump 2020 Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp told Fox News Radio's “The Guy Benson Show" Wednesday. "Florida uses a secure absentee and requested absentee ballot process ... if you're in your state and you want to request an absentee ballot, they'll send it to you," she told host Guy Benson. "You fill it out, send it back. And there is clear verification in that process. CNN ANCHOR CLASHES WITH TRUMP AIDE SCHLAPP OVER MAIL-IN VOTING “Our biggest concern is that what we’re seeing in universal mail-in voting, it does open this up to fraud," she...
    By Michael Martina and John Whitesides DETROIT (Reuters) - Michele Small, a retired Detroit school teacher recovering from a stroke, had planned to vote by mail for the first time to protect herself from the coronavirus. But the absentee ballot she requested weeks ago never arrived. Neither did the ballots requested by many of her neighbors, she said, as she voted in person in Michigan's primary election on Tuesday. "I’m angry. I’m disappointed," said Small, 63, who is Black. "But I still had to come out and vote." Problems with getting absentee mail ballots in Michigan, a vital presidential battleground and one of five states holding party primaries on Tuesday, raised fresh questions about how prepared the country will be...
    The U.S. Postal Service is under intense partisan scrutiny from both President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE and Democratic lawmakers, who are warning the agency is ill-equipped to handle the tens of millions of mailed-in ballots expected to be sent for the November election. Many states have moved to expand access to mail balloting in an effort to reduce in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading to growing concerns that Postal Service delays could draw the vote count out for days or...
    Madison Summers August 4, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is continuing to raise his concerns about mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election, while saying, “You know, you could have a case where this election won’t be decided on the evening of Nov. 3. This election could be decided two months later.” While mentioning Trump’s recent remarks in not committing to accepting the results of the presidential election if he loses, Axios’ Jonathan Swan asked the president, “What do that actually look like as the sitting president?” Trump quickly responded that Hillary Clinton “never accepted” the results, though Swan jumped in to say Clinton conceded on the election night. The president then went on to lay out...
    Monday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta following the White House coronavirus press briefing accused President Donald Trump of “telling one whopper after another” about mail-in voting. Acosta said, “Right at the end of that press conference, the president was just telling one whopper after another about mail-in voting. At one point saying that he doesn’t believe that the U. S. Postal Service has the ability to deal with mail-in balloting at election time. We just need to point out the U. S. Postal Service put out a statement late this afternoon that says, ‘The Postal Service has ample capacity to adjust our nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected election and political mail volume, including any...
    By Michael Martina | Reuters Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday that President Donald Trump was telling “bald-faced lies” about voting by mail to distract from his own failures, after Trump last week suggested it could be cause to delay the election. Biden’s remarks were his strongest on the issue since Trump, who trails the presumptive Democratic nominee in opinion polls, tweeted on Thursday that he would not trust the results of an election that included widespread mail voting – a measure many observers see as critical during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Trump then suggested the Nov. 3 vote could be postponed, an idea immediately rejected by Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress – the sole...
    More Americans than ever are likely to cast a ballot by mail for the first time in this year's presidential election, and voters could face a learning curve in completing it properly and ensuring it arrives in time to be counted, CBS News Campaign Reporter Adam Brewster and CBSN Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns report. In the primary elections held during the pandemic this year in five key battleground states, rejection rates of returned absentee and mail-in ballots ranged from a little under 1% to nearly 2%, according to a CBS News analysis of state data and a report from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab. The number seems small and suggests that in the vast majority of cases votes cast by mail...
    CNN’s Jim Acosta said after Monday’s coronavirus press briefing that President Donald Trump keeps “telling one whooper after another” about mail-in voting as a distraction from talking about the coronavirus pandemic, which he also said the president keeps misrepresenting the facts on. The president said in the press conference earlier that he thinks the U.S. is doing very well, following comments from Dr. Deborah Birx — a member of his own coronavirus task force — warning that the virus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the country. Acosta told Wolf Blitzer Trump’s claims “fly… in the face” of what Birx was saying about the spread of the virus. “There is sort of a back-and-forth that goes on the president seems to enjoy...
    Despite President Donald Trumps warnings about the dangers of mail-in voting amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is keeping the faith it will not be abused in his state. "No, Im not concerned about mail-in voting in Florida," Rubio told reporters on a conference call, according to CNN. Republicans have long been hawks on voter identification, but Rubio breaks from the GOP and the president on questioning the legitimacy of who would be filing mail-in ballots and whether they will be counted. Trump has sounded warnings that widespread mail-in voting has the potential to be "rigged." "This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history," Trump told reporters Friday.  "And by the way you guys like to...
    (CNN)Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday he is not concerned about mail-in voting in the 2020 election in his home state -- an issue that President Donald Trump has frequently and falsely derided as a threat to election security."No, I'm not concerned about mail-in voting in Florida," Rubio told reporters during the question and answer portion of a conference call run by the Trump campaign aimed at discrediting potential Joe Biden vice presidential pick Rep. Karen Bass.Rubio declined to comment further. Fact-checking Trumps continued assault on mail-in voting and suggestions of delaying the election Rubio's comments come as Trump has actively sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of election results, claiming that mail-in ballots will lead to a...
    Trump Campaign Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on Friday offered the recent story of a dead cat receiving a ballot as a reason for being cautious about the integrity of mail-in voting. During a discussion on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime,” Gidley addressed the recent bipartisan pushback against President Donald Trump for repeatedly questioning the trustworthiness of an election that hinges on universal mail-in voting. “Universal mail-ins are a disaster,” Gidley said. “The president’s been very clear about that. The data shows that it’s rife with all types of ways to cheat. It has a potential for fraud that I think would shock any American, and you see this time and time again in report after report.” After referencing troubling issues in...
    Donald Trump on Friday spoke about the Democratic push for mail-in voting and claimed that China was likely happy about their efforts, Breitbart reported. “They’re using the China virus, China must be very happy about it, because they hit us with a virus and now they screw up an election like you will never see,” he said. According to Trump, November 3 is going to be a “very, very sad day” for America. The president claimed that he is supportive of harnessing absentee votes but shed doubt on the preparedness of the electoral system for nationwide mail-in voting. Although some have suggested that Trump’s push against vote-by-mail is out of fear that it will work against him, he expressed confidence...
    Anyone who still thinks Donald Trump was “joking” when he suggested delaying the presidential election this week might want to check out what Stephen Miller had to say about the issue of mail-in voting on Fox & Friends Friday morning.  The senior policy adviser began the interview by praising his boss for bringing “the whole nation’s attention to the catastrophic notion of universal mail-in ballots.” But when Miller tried to explain what is so “catastrophic” about the vote-by-mail system, he immediately resorted to lies. “Here’s a shocking thing for your audience to consider,” Miller said. “Nobody who mails in a ballot has their identity confirmed. Nobody checks to see if they’re even a U.S. citizen. Think about that. Any foreign...
    (CNN)Postal workers and union leaders are worried that new, recently implemented procedures -- which have led to delays across the country in mail delivery -- could impact mail-in voting for the November election, according to a Washington Post report.Citing multiple postal workers and union leaders, the Post reported that parts of the country are experiencing at least a two-day delay in receiving mail, including for express mail, as a result of the US Postal Service's new policies.The current backlog is worsening to the point where workers fear they won't be able to locate all voters' ballots in time for them to be processed, the newspaper reported.The new procedures for the USPS were laid out in a memo earlier this month...
    Trump has persistently theorized about rigged elections and never supported those theories with facts. He appointed a commission to get to the bottom of voter fraud and it disbanded without making any findings. Just days ago, Attorney General William Barr testified to Congress that he didn't have evidence that foreign countries could use fraudulent mail-in ballots to change the outcome of an election in the U.S. Barr said it was "common sense" to think they would try. Five states — Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Utah — relied on mail-in ballots even before the coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about voting in person this coming November. Those states say they have the necessary safeguards in place to ensure that a hostile...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden this week repeated his concern that President Trump might try to "steal" the 2020 election, citing the president's repeated comments on the reliability of mail-in ballots. Biden made the remarks Thursday during a virtual fundraiser hosted by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played the first female vice president in the TV show "VEEP." "This president is going to try to indirectly steal the election by arguing that mail-in ballots don't work. They’re not real. They’re not fair," Biden said. Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Associated Press) CHARLEMAGNE THA GOD SAYS BIDEN SHOULD 'SHUT THE EFF UP FOREVER' AFTER CALLING TRUMP 'FIRST' RACIST POTUS Trump, and many...
    Photo credit: Justin King (@JustinforJoCo) The Florida and North Carolina Republican Party are now blurring out part of an anti-mail-in vote conspiracy tweet from President Donald Trump in their get-out-the-vote campaigns to increase absentee voting. Trump has repeatedly made baseless claims about the risk of fraud from mail-in voting, even prompting Twitter to tag one of his tweets from earlier this summer as misinformation. Trump’s claims have been routinely debunked and he has also voted via mail himself even as he calls the process “corrupt.” Trump’s full tweet from July 10 reads, “Absentee Ballots are fine. because you have to go through a precise process to get your voting privilege. Not so with Mail-Ins. Rigged Election!!! 20% fraudulent ballots?” ….Absentee Ballots are...
    On Tuesday, Facebook added an info label to one of Donald Trump’s posts about mail-in voting. Given that Trump has already suggested mail-in voting could lead to an increase in voter fraud (though there is no actual evidence supporting this claim), as well as that our election may be “rigged” in November, it’s not a huge surprise that his Facebook post claimed that mail-in voting “unless changed by the courts will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History,” with the phrase RIGGEDELECTION hashtagged, as reported by Reuters. What’s actually surprising is that Facebook placed an info label on it—but Trump isn’t the only person who got one.  Facebook added a label to Trump’s post that directs site users to...
    Facebook has begun putting information labels on posts after major advertisers pulled sponsorship from the top social media app citing lax moderation of free speech. The Silicon Valley company added a "voting info" note to a post from President Trump on Tuesday morning that argued mail-in balloting would lead to "the most corrupt election in history." “Mail-In Voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History! #RIGGEDELECTION,” Trump's post read. The label attached by Facebook leads to a voter information page on the USA.gov website. The note itself does not fact-check the post, as was done on Twitter, after which a company representative said Trump's tweets about mail-in voter fraud...
    Facebook added a disclaimer to a post President Donald Trump made on Tuesday in which he suggested that mail-in voting would lead to a “corrupt election,” Reuters reported. On Tuesday, Trump took to the popular social media platform to address a topic he’s raised frequently in these past few months: that expanded mail-in voting could open up the 2020 election to fraud. “Mail-In Voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History! #RIGGEDELECTION,” Trump wrote. Facebook then added the following disclaimer: “Get official voting info on how to vote in the 2020 US Election at usa.gov,” and provided a link that users could click. Clicking the link takes voters to a federal...
    A new report from the conservative Honest Elections Project on the potential problems with mail-in voting argues an attempt by states to send ballots to all registered voters for this Novembers election would create complications, in addition to fraud. The report cites problems that have already been documented in a number of states that use the system, including sending ballots to significant numbers of inactive voters, such as those who who have changed addresses or died. Washington State Secretary of State Kim Wyman told The New York Times, while her state has security measures to prevent fraud, that system was created over the course of a years-long process and not in a compressed time period of the few remaining months until the November...
    President Trump and his Republican allies have trashed Democratic efforts to make voting by mail easier in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but some Democrats are also questioning the push. With voter access lawsuits piling up before November's elections, Trump and the GOP argue more mailed-in ballots during the outbreak means more opportunities for fraud. Yet what worries Democrats is whether their vote will be counted at all. A John Zogby Strategies poll of 1,001 likely voters nationwide found, in late May, a majority of respondents believed their ballots cast by mail would be included in the final tally, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. Almost a quarter didn't, and another fifth...
    Attorney General William Barr said he supports mail-in balloting for a “limited” amount of people but is concerned about expanding the process. “I think there’s a range of concerns about mail-in ballots. And let me just clarify here, I’m not talking about a mail-in ballot for a limited number of cases where somebody is going to be traveling around the world, and the way that the state has provided for that is, you mail in your ballot,” Barr said in an interview with NPR last week. “I’m talking about a comprehensive rule where all the ballots are essentially mail-in, and there’s so many occasions for fraud there that cannot be policed.” "I think it would be very bad. But...
    Attorney General William Barr has been busy following President Trump’s lead in spreading unfounded theories about potential widespread fraud in absentee voting. As an election lawyer for Republican presidential candidates, I know these claims are baseless and harmful to our democracy. The attorney general’s partisan roleplaying and his false statements about absentee voting seem frighteningly designed to threaten the public perception of the legitimacy of the November election. On “Fox News Sunday,” Barr said that largescale mail-in voting “opens the floodgates to fraud.” In the same interview, he continued to say he is “worried about undermining the public confidence in the integrity of the elections.” This is a duplicitous statement, since Barr is the one creating and fanning the flames of...
    Because of concerns about the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom last month ordered that ballots be mailed to all of California’s 20.6 million voters for the Nov. 3 general election. Although President Trump has baselessly called mail-in ballots “dangerous,” California leaders are worried that millions of people showing up at polling places could be dangerous to people’s health as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here’s what to know about voting by mail, from Dean Logan, who runs elections in Los Angeles County as the registrar-recorder/county clerk. Registering to vote You can register to vote or confirm your registration at the L.A. County registrar’s website. To verify that you’re registered, you’ll be asked for your last name, date of birth, house number...
    SAN ANTONIO – A battle has been brewing in Texas over how elections should be done during a pandemic. What’s safe and what’s the risk for people, not only when it comes to your health, but to your vote. We answered some of the biggest questions about mail-in voting in the newest episode of KSAT Explains. How does mail-in voting work in Texas? Under current Texas Election Code, anyone can apply to vote by mail, but applicants have to list a reason. To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must: • Be 65 years or older • Be disabled • Be out of the county on Election Day and during the period for early...
    (CNN)On Tuesday, in front of a crowd of conservative students, President Donald Trump went off-script to decry the push for more mail-in balloting in the 2020 election.Here's the key bit of what he said:"No, mail-in ballots is a disaster for our country. It's going to end up in a big -- you know. Look, just -- just forget about all of this stuff. Forget about speeches and teleprompters and all of that. They send out millions of ballots. Who's getting them? How are they delivered? Who's not getting them? Think of it. It's going to be fraud all over the place. And if you look right now -- if you look right now, look at all of the disputes they're...
    Speaking to pupils in Arizona on Tuesday evening, the President took goal at states’ initiatives to develop voting by mail in order to persuade People to continue to social-distance amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed extra than 100,000 People in america. “The Democrats are also hoping to rig the election by sending tens of hundreds of thousands of ballots working with the China virus as the justification for allowing for people not to go to the polls,” Trump claimed, later introducing: “This will be, in my feeling, the most corrupt election in the record of our country, and we can not let this materialize.” Trump said ballots could be stolen, forged by foreign powers or excluded from Republican sections...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is predicting that the November election will be "the most corrupt election in the history of our country," while spreading false claims and inaccurate statements about widespread voter fraud. Speaking to students in Arizona on Tuesday evening, the President took aim at states' efforts to expand voting by mail in order to encourage Americans to continue to social-distance amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 Americans."The Democrats are also trying to rig the election by sending tens of millions of ballots using the China virus as the excuse for allowing people not to go to the polls," Trump claimed, later adding: "This will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the...
    Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign is pushing Facebook and Twitter to remove posts made by President Donald Trump about mail-in voting, according to a new report. Reuters reports that the Biden campaign asked the two social media giants to remove posts Trump made on Monday regarding mail-in ballots, an issue the president has railed against repeatedly. Twitter also fact-checked tweets from Trump about mail-in ballots last month. On Monday, the president tweeted four times about mail-in ballots, including one where he linked them to the ongoing protests against police brutality and racism (which he likened to creating “all sorts of havoc.”) “If people can go out and protest, riot, break into stores, and create all sorts of...
    President Donald Trump launched a new conspiracy theory Monday to raise fears about mail-in ballots, this time claiming foreign countries would print up 'millions' of fake ballots to try to shift the outcome of the election. He also made the claim that the 2020 election would be rigged through foreign interference – at a time he is struggling in the polls.   Trump made the claim on Twitter, days after revealing his fear that losing litigation over expansion of mail ballots was the greatest risk to his campaign. His attorney general has warned that mail ballots – which five states rely on entirely for their elections – 'open the floodgates' to fraud. 'RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE...
    Attorney General William Barr told Fox News during an interview on Sunday that mail-in voting “absolutely” opens the flood gates to voter fraud. “Well, there’s a big discussion right now about mail-in voting,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo said. “Hillary Clinton said, it’s fine, it’s fair.” “Well, it absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud. Those things are delivered into mailboxes. They can be taken out,” Barr responded. “There’s questions about whether or not it even denies a secret ballot, because a lot of the states have you signing the outside of the envelope. So, the person who opens the envelope will know how people voted.” “There’s no – right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Attorney General William BarrBill BarrSupreme Court fast-tracks death row challenge to DOJ execution method Trump wants to find and prosecute whoever told media about bunker visit: NYT Bolton claims House should have investigated other impeachable offenses by Trump MORE echoed concerns from President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma venue management asks Trump campaign for health plan ahead of rally Pompeo slams Bolton account as spreading 'lies,' 'fully-spun half-truths' and 'falsehoods' Twitter flags Trump tweet featuring fake CNN chyron as 'manipulated media' MORE over mail-in voting, saying the method could be particularly susceptible to fraud. "The thing we have going for us, especially when there's intense division in the country, is that we have peaceful transfers of...
    Donald Trump thinks mail-in voting is what could doom him in November. Not, you know, his low approval ratings, but the specific means by which voters would vote against him. Republicans plan a $20 million onslaught to beat back lawsuits aimed at making it easier for voters to cast their votes, along with an army of poll watchers to intimidate voters they don’t like the look of. Trump is worried about what happens if that fails, telling Politico, “My biggest risk is that we don’t win lawsuits.” Lawsuits about vote by mail and voting rights, that is. “We have many lawsuits going all over. And if we don’t win those lawsuits, I think—I think it puts the election at risk.” Trump wants to make it hard...
    Hours-long lines at the polls, voting machine malfunctions, delayed absentee ballots, a shortage of provisional ballots, held-up results, and partisan sniping over which party was to blame – some of the major problems that plagued Tuesday’s primary in Georgia. Across the country, results from Nevada’s primary were delayed until the middle of the night after voters waited in long lines even after the polls closed. MESSY GEORGIA PRIMARY RAISES ALARMS FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION With deep health concerns over in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, both states witnessed a surge in absentee balloting, adding an extra burden on election officials to accurately and as quickly as possible count the dramatic rise in ballots being received through the mail. Steven...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge has put off until next month any decisions about the legality of the temporary rules for next week’s primary election in Nevada. That means any further rulings on the constitutional nature of the mail-in format will not apply until the general election in November. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du granted a request Monday from lawyers for a conservative voting rights group opposing mail-in balloting to extend until July 3 the deadline to argue why she shouldn’t dismiss their lawsuit. Last week, the judge rejected for a second time a request from the Voters’ Rights Initiative’s to issue an injunction blocking the primary based on concerns about potential voter fraud. She previously...