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    More than 75 percent of Americans will be allowed to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election scheduled for November, according to a report from the New York Times on Tuesday. The Times‘ analysis stated that if turnout increases as predicted, an estimated 80 million mail ballots would be delivered to election offices later this...
    More Americans will be casting their ballots through the U.S. mail this year due to the strictures and health risks of the coronavirus pandemic, but the debate over whether it is feasible and safe continues to brew with a little more than 80 days until Election Day. That dispute is trickling down to the front lines for essential workers that...
    More Americans will be casting their ballots through the U.S. mail this year due to the strictures and health risks of the coronavirus pandemic, but the debate over whether it is feasible and safe continues to brew with a little more than 80 days until Election Day. That dispute is trickling down to the front lines for essential workers that...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday expanded his mail-in voting message, encouraging North Carolina supporters to vote absentee even as he continued to assail vote-by-mail."We're going on to win a tremendous election in November, to be exact November 3 in North Carolina," Trump told supporters who'd dialed into a telephone rally. "You can request absentee ballots...
    About three-quarters of Americans will be able to cast their ballot by mail in the upcoming presidential election, the highest number in history, according to The New York Times. The Times found that if election turnout projections continue to increase, about 80 million mail ballots will be sent in the fall, more than twice the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — With early voting underway throughout the state for Florida’s Aug. 18 primary elections, more than 1.8 million Floridians had voted by mail or at early-voting sites as of late Tuesday morning. Nearly 90 percent of the ballots had been cast by mail. Early voting started in parts of the state on Aug....
    About 75% of Americans are eligible to vote by mail in November's presidential election -- the most in history -- according to a report in The New York Times on Tuesday. The organization's analysis said that if election turnout increases in accordance with predictions, about 80 million mail ballots would be sent to election offices...
    Almost 75 percent of U.S. voters will be able to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.  The highest percentage of Americans in U.S. history will automatically be eligible for mail-in voting without an excuse, as several states have adjusted their election systems amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...
    Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden says she plans to continue teaching if she becomes first lady Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE urged Americans to vote by mail or vote early ahead of...
    Attorney General William Barr warned of a possible contested election if large-scale voting by mail is allowed this November and slammed lawmakers pushing the option as “grossly irresponsible.” Barr said voting is one of the ways Americans have to resolve disputes and warned that in a politically divided country elections have been close and could...
    Conservative radio show host Mark Levin slammed journalists as “liars” for a lack of reporting on cases in which mail-in ballots caused disruptions during elections. "Let me give the media some evidence, from the media," Levin said during an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday morning before rattling off cases in which mail-in...
    BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer. States have made the option widely available -- only 10 now require voters to...
    The number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Election Day could be low, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN on Thursday that circulation of COVID-19 could be much lower in November than it is now. He said the number of...
    CHICAGO — Officials are making a big push for Chicagoans to vote by mail for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Already, more than 121,000 Chicagoans have registered to vote by mail. That process allows voters to receive a ballot in the mail, fill it out at home and send it in to have their vote...
    The New York City Board of Elections disqualified 84,208 vote-by-mail ballots — 26% of the total cast — in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary, according to a report cited Wednesday evening by the New York Post. The Post reported: The city BOE received 403,213 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary. But the certified results...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump reversed his stance on voting by mail Tuesday when he tweeted that doing so in Florida is "safe and secure." When asked about the reversal later Tuesday afternoon, Trump seemed to imply that Republican-run states with existing mail-in voting programs were up to par, but Democratic states establishing or expanding mail-in...
    "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True," he tweeted Tuesday. "Florida's Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail! #MAGA" Trump has voted...
    President Donald Trump continued his campaign to discourage universal availability of mail-in voting Wednesday, telling "Fox & Friends" that if everyone is given the opportunity to vote by mail this year, it could take years to get the election results. The president was asked specifically about Nevada, where the Democratic-controlled Legislature passed a measure...
    A majority of Americans support allowing voting by mail, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, bucking President Donald Trump’s insistence that the process opens up the election to fraud. Similarly, an overwhelming majority believe there’s no reason to delay the November 3 election, an idea the POTUS had floated. The topic of voting by...
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign filed a lawsuit challenging Nevada’s massive election law changes rushed through the state legislature on Sunday. “This unconstitutional legislation implements the exact universal vote-by-mail system President Trump has been warning against for months, making it nearly impossible for every Nevada voter’s ballot to count,” Trump 2020 Senior Legal Advisor Jenna...
    President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit challenging Nevada's new election law that will send ballots by mail to all registered voters for the November election, the latest move by the president to undermine states that are expanding vote-by-mail operations due to the coronavirus.[ SEE: Political Cartoons on President Donald Trump ]The president, in conjunction with the Republican...
    Jake Tapper may be on vacation, but he is incapable of ignoring the news.  “It’s difficult to keep away from it, just because, I mean, I am such a news junkie that any attempt to not have my phone right nearby will not work,” the CNN host told Seth Meyers Tuesday night. He said he’s...
    Election officials in New York finally declared winners late Tuesday in two congressional elections that were held back on June 23, but were mired by thousands of missing and uncounted mail-in ballots. Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney defeated Suraj Patel in the 12th Congressional District, and city council member Ritchie Torres beat a slew of Democrats competing for...
    Donald Trump has relished making mail in voting a boogeyman during the coronavirus pandemic, denouncing the method routinely as part of his longstanding and evidence-free crusade over alleged voter fraud.  But that was before he realized how much Republican voters had started to listen to him. Now, with his re-election chances on line, the president...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged voters in Florida to vote by mail, despite discouraging the process in other states. “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida, the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” he wrote on Twitter. “Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – South Florida voters have a lot of different options to cast their ballots in the state’s upcoming Primary Election including in the middle of the night if they so choose. The Broward Supervisor of Elections Office has set up two secure drop boxes which are available 24-hours a day, seven days...
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After weeks of railing against what he claimed were the potential risks of voting by mail, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged voters in at least one Republican state - Florida - to vote by any means. Trump, who is trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in polls, has...
    By Andrea Shalal | Reuters WASHINGTON – After weeks of railing against what he claimed were the potential risks of voting by mail, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged voters in at least one Republican state – Florida – to vote by any means. Trump, who is trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in polls,...
    President Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Florida voters should vote by mail this November, claiming that there is nothing to worry about in terms of security. The president has generally railed against mail-in voting, claiming that Democrats are going to take advantage of the system to commit fraud and rig the election against him. At...
    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 on Tuesday encouraged voters in Florida to vote by mail, saying...
    (CNN)After repeatedly seeking to discredit mail-in voting, President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Florida's election system is "safe and secure" and encourages Floridians to vote by mail.This comes days after Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on a Trump campaign conference call that he had no concerns about mail-in voting in his state."Whether you call it...
    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 continued to stoke fears about voting by mail in a new...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge on Monday extended changes in Minnesota’s absentee ballot rules to the November general election. Ramsey County Judge Sara Grewing approved the agreement allowing Minnesota voters to submit their mail-in or absentee ballots in the Nov. 3 general election without witness signatures, the Star Tribune reported. Election officials also...
    Donald Trump continues to both demonize the idea of vote-by-mail and dismantle the U.S. Postal Service, and it’s making a predictable mess. The House Oversight and Reform Committee is calling new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify about changes to the Postal Service, but they’re letting that testimony wait until September 17, because apparently this isn’t...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Floridians are flooding elections supervisors with requests for mail-in ballots as they seek a safer way to cast their votes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but some experts warn that absentee voting is not a panacea. Research shows that Black, Hispanic and young voters are more likely to have their mail-in ballots rejected...
    The Nevada state legislature passed a bill to mail ballots to voters before the November election, and Donald Trump is Not Happy. He’s also using his own destruction of the Postal Service as a reason for why voting by mail couldn’t work. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to...
    The Nevada Senate approved a bill Sunday to implement a majority mail-in election in November. In their argument, Senate Democrats asserted that the measure, Assembly Bill 4, was needed due to concerns over the coronavirus, citing long lines at the polls and close contact with others. The measure, which was passed with a 13 to 8...
    “People shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their vote,” the Democratic leader said in a criticism of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said this Sunday that the voting by mail will be an essential option for the safety and well-being of Americans in the next...
    During an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) downplayed the prospects of delaying the November elections, as President Donald Trump tweeted earlier this week. However, he applauded for his Trump for his stance on vote-by-mail, indicating that mail-in ballots lacked integrity. “We’re not going to change the election,” he said....
    By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Washington’s nearly 4.6 million voters received their ballot in the mail, just as they have in previous elections, long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. And voters have quite a bit to decide as they narrow down the candidates in...
    (CNN)Behind President Donald Trump's rhetoric railing against the expansion of vote-by-mail efforts ahead of the fall, his team is fighting to preserve the aspects of mail-in voting that they hope will offer Trump a strategic advantage. That has included a push in various states for policies such as enhanced signature matching, requirements for people to...
    As the storm clouds gather over Donald Trump's reelection bid, GOP efforts to undermine voting by mail and Americans' perceptions of election integrity have reached full tilt.  Trump's repeated attacks on the Postal Service and mail-in ballots aren't mere words. The GOP donor and postmaster general he installed, Louis DeJoy, has implemented policies that have...
    Photo via AdobeThe Pasco County Supervisor of Elections office is flooded with complaints about pre-filled vote-by-mail applications, many of which feature the names of house pets, children and the deceased. The mailings arrive pre-filled, often with the recipient’s full name, date of birth and address already typed onto the form. When the letters feature misspellings...
    In this April 7, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state’s presidential primary election in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson...
    President Donald Trump has been railing nonstop against mail-in voting, claiming that it is a major recipe for voter fraud — although he often adds that absentee voting is OK because it’s something different. But when Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on July 31, he stressed...
    A local television station conducted an experiment with vote-by-mail and it exposed the shortcomings of the system. WRDW in Philadelphia sent 100 “mock ballots” from across the city to a P.O. box set up specifically for the test. A few days later, reporter Tony Dokoupil sent 100 more. He sought to mimic the size...
    Trump 2020 campaign strategic communications director Marc Lotter told Fox News Radio's "The Guy Benson Show" Thursday that President Trump's much-condemned tweet about a possible delay to the November election are not as controversial as critics are claiming. "We have the Democrats out there promoting untested, unproven technology, which has a huge potential for fraud," said Lotter, referring to...
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) expressed strong support for vote-by-mail on Thursday following President Trump’s prediction that universal mail-in voting would result in the “most inaccurate and fraudulent” election in history. “I’m a fan of voting by mail. Secondly, of course we are going to have an election on time. It’s unthinkable that that would not be...