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    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with sanitizing and masking stations expected at polling sites and markings to promote social distancing during Tuesday’s primary. A large number of requested mail-in ballots also could mean some races won’t be settled on...
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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...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with sanitizing and masking stations expected at polling sites and markings to promote social distancing during Tuesday’s primary. A large number of requested mail-in ballots also could mean some races won’t be settled on election night. Election officials...
    President Trump said the 2020 presidential election will be a 'fraudulent mess' and Americans 'will maybe never know who won' if they are forced to submit their votes through the mail.  Trump continued to cast doubt on the mail-in voting process in a series of tweets Saturday morning as he responded to reports of fraudulent...
    FedEx and UPS say they will not be able to assist with 2020 election ballots or provide any relief to what is expected to be a very beleaguered Post Office. “State ballots must be postmarked to be considered valid and only the USPS has lawful postmarking status. Therefore UPS, FedEx and other private parties...
    FedEx and UPS say they will not be able to assist with 2020 election ballots or provide any relief to what is expected to be a very beleaguered Post Office. “State ballots must be postmarked to be considered valid and only the USPS has lawful postmarking status. Therefore UPS, FedEx and other private parties cannot...
    (CNN)A lot of people have concerns about mail-in voting (is the Postal Service being sabotaged? Will their vote be counted?), and also about the state of American democracy in general. Voting by mail is actually very secure, despite what the President says. However, if people don't trust that their votes will be counted, that's a...
    Several key states in the presidential elections received this notice from the Postal Service Millions of voters voted by mail in the primaries. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . By: Telemundo August 15, 2020 The United States Postal Service (USPS) is alerting several key states in the November presidential election that...
    (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has warned state election officials that the agency will not be able to fulfill requests for mail-in ballots before the Nov. 3 presidential election.  The letters were reportedly sent to 40 states by USPS general counsel and executive vice president Thomas Marshall. It warns...
    As concern mounts that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will not be able to handle an influx of mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, many on social media have called for delivery services FedEx and UPS to step-up. But the companies say they can't.  In an exclusive interview with Reuters, UPS and FedEx said...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Friday, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discussed President Donald Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting, The Hill reported. “We take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Pelosi began. “The actions this administration are taking vis-a-vis our...
    The U.S. Postal Service has reportedly sent letters to 46 states warning their election officials that it might not be able to deliver the crush of mail-in ballots in time for them to be meet voting deadlines. According to reporting in the Washington Post, the Post Office is anticipating up to tens of millions of mailed...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — With millions of Floridians seeking to vote-by-mail amid the coronavirus pandemic, postal officials have warned Secretary of State Laurel Lee that the state is at risk of having ballots go uncounted in the November presidential election. Florida, a battleground in the election, is among states that received alerts from U.S. Postal Service...
    Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Utah) defended mail-in voting on Friday,...
    The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, raising the possibility that millions could be disenfranchised.Voters in several states also complained that some curbside mail collection boxes were being removed.Even as President Donald...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In Pennsylvania, some residents are already seeing a slowdown in mail service, which has many concerned about the U.S. Postal Service handling mail ballots for the November election. Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the state Supreme Court to extend the deadline to receive mail-in ballots so postal workers will have enough time...
    The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters warning 46 states and the District of Columbia that it can not guarantee all ballots cast by mail will arrive in time to be counted in the November election, the Washington Post reported. The cash-strapped agency’s cost-cutting moves have already delayed some mail by as much as a week....
    The 2020 primary election season plagued by confusion, invalid ballots, lawsuits and an investigation concluded on Tuesday.  The United States Postal Service is confident in its ability to deliver mail-in and absentee ballots on time, it said in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have seen issues and frankly those issues...
    MARLBORO (CBS) – The demand is high for mail-in ballots in Marlboro. I think the biggest challenge is just trying to stay on top of the volume,” City Clerk Steve Kerrigan said. Kerrigan estimates the requests for mail-in ballots are triple or quadruple what the city usually sees in a presidential election year. Marlboro City...
    The U.S. Postal Service is sending letters to states warning that their mail-in ballots may not be counted in time because their provisions for voting by mail "are incongruous" with post office delivery standards.   CBS News has confirmed letters that indicated concerns about on-time ballots were received in these 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado,...
    Bill Ogans of Seattle wears a Seattle Supersonics hat and face mask as he prepares to drop off ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary at King County Elections in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020.Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images While President Donald Trump continues to drive unsubstantiated claims that increased vote-by-mail...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mail-in ballots could be delayed in 46 states, including Maryland, possibly leading to those ballots not being counted in the November general election, the U.S. Postal Service warned. The Maryland State Board of Elections said the postal service reached out to them on July 31 to outline its “operational capacities for the...
    (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states, including Texas, that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust. Multiple states received communications from the...
    Roger Sollenberger August 14, 2020 9:32PM (UTC) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have requested and received mail-in ballots for next week's primary elections in Florida. CNN host Ana Cabrera reported on the mail-in ballots hours after the president appeared to publicly admit the reason for his opposition to supplemental election funding for the U.S. Postal Service...
    The U.S. Postal Service sent letters to 46 states and Washington, D.C. warning that it cannot guarantee that mailed-in ballots for the November election will arrive in time to be counted. The Washington Post got the letter through a records request. The letters were sent at the end of July from Thomas J. Marshall, general counsel and...
    The U.S. Postal Service has warned Pennsylvania officials that there may not be enough time for mail-in ballots to arrive in time to be counted for the November presidential election. As NBC News reported, the service said in a letter to Pennsylvania State Secretary Kathy Boockvar that there was “a risk that ballots requested near...
    (CBS SF / CNN) — The US Postal Service is warning California and other states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain...
    The United States Postal Service warned 46 states and the District of Columbia in late July that some mail-in ballots might not be received in time for counting. Each of these states received warning letters from the USPS, which the Washington Post obtained via a public records request. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more...
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has warned officials in 46 states and the District of Columbia that delivery delays may mean that many ballots cast by mail in the November election won’t arrive in time to be counted. The warnings, delivered in letters to state election officials by USPS general counsel and executive vice president...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took aim Friday at President Trump after the president requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election next Tuesday. "Voting by mail is safe and secure," Biden tweeted. "And don't take my word for it: Take it from the President, who just requested his mail-in ballot for the Florida primary on...
    Amid Donald Trump’s continued opposition to funding sought by the Democratic Party to help the United States Postal Service as part of the next coronavirus relief package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have offered harsh words for the president. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Democratic congressional leaders...
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service official is warning Missourians who are using mail-in voting this year to return their ballots at least a week before the Nov. 3 general election to ensure their votes will be counted. Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of the Postal Service, told Missouri...
    John Nacion/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.While President Donald Trump forthrightly acknowledged only yesterday that weakening the Post Office will help him obstruct mail balloting this fall, postal workers in the key swing state of Michigan say his mission has been clear for...
    (CNN) — The US Postal Service is warning states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust. Multiple states received communications...
    (CNN)The US Postal Service is warning states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust.Multiple states received communications from...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that mail-in voting is far too open for fraud and abuse to be a reliable method of conducting the November election. You can find a counterpoint here, where Charles Kolb, former Deputy...
    Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the postal service to disenfranchise voters. Obama did not say Trump's name but did refer to the 'president' in his interview on the podcast of David Plouffe, his former campaign manager, in some of his harshest, direct criticism of Trump to date. 'What we've seen...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Heading into the final days before Tuesday’s primary elections, more than 2.29 million Floridians have cast ballots. That’s according to data posted by the state Division of Elections. Nearly 84 percent of the ballots had been cast by mail, while about 16 percent had been cast at early voting sites as...
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) asked the state’s Supreme Court to extend the deadline for mail-in votes to be counted after the U.S. Postal Service warned that some ballots may not make the Election Day deadline. Voters in Pennsylvania can request a mail-in ballot for the November 3 election as late as October 27. In order...
    Savannah Rychcik August 14, 2020 0 Comments According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), the agency may not deliver mail-in ballots to Pennsylvania in time for the 2020 presidential election. Pennsylvania officials received a letter from Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president for the Postal Service, explaining why there may be...
    President Donald Trump trembles at the thought of required mail-in ballots in every state this election year, and half of everyone else trembles at the thought of President Trump. They say the mail-in ballots will keep people safe from COVID-19, adding that they are super-reliable and that fraud — Trump’s pronounced worry — is not...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March |...
    HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday that the November election in New Jersey will be held mostly with mail-in ballots. He confirmed the news on CNN.He says just like the coronavirus, mail-in voting is sticking around.All 6.2 million registered New Jersey voters will receive a ballot in the mail and there...
    Reuters August 14, 2020 0 Comments New Jersey will mail a ballot to every voter in the state for November’s elections, as well as hold in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s Democratic governor said on Friday. Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement came as Republican President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on voting...
    Donald Trump has been railing against mail-in voting in recent days, claiming it carries a high potential for fraud, but both Trump and his wife Melania Trump reportedly requested mail-in ballots on Tuesday. As CNN anchor Ana Cabrer reported via Twitter, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections shows in its records that two ballots...
    President Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice. Ballots were mailed on Wednesday to both the president and first lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort, which Mr. Trump lists as his legal address, according to online Palm Beach County elections records.  Both previously voted...
    (CNN)Here's an interesting news nugget courtesy of CNN's Abby Phillip:"President Trump and Melania Trump have both requested their mail-in ballots. They were sent in the mail to the first family yesterday, per the Palm Beach County Elections website."But wait. Isn't that the same Trump who tweeted on July 21 that "Mail-In Voting, unless changed by...