Massive Protest Outside Postmaster General's Home Over Mail-in Ballots

Massive Protest Outside Postmaster General's Home Over Mail-in Ballots

Dozens of states received similar letters, postmarked around the same time, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The Postal Service has warned some states that allowing voters to request ballots less than a week before the election does not leave enough time to print the ballot, mail it to the voter and have it returned.

Wunder ordered 30 pounds of food for his beagle-boxer rescue Gus online, then waited for days. Voters in Georgia reported not getting requested mail ballots, while in NY a judge ordered election officials to count thousands of ballots they had rejected for missing that state's deadline. This will cause "further delays to election mail that will disenfranchise voters and put significant financial pressure on election jurisdictions". The Postal Service said four mailboxes were removed in Portland this week.

Democrats, in particular, have called for mail-in voting as a way to protect voters from the spread of COVID-19 on Election Day. When that occurs, they can drop off their ballots in-person at their county voter registration office before 7 p.m. on Election Day.

"Mail began to just pile up and what is a processing facility, it started turning into a warehouse", he says.

The Postal Service recommends that mail ballots should be completed and sent in by that point. But after the outcry, which included upset members of Congress, the officials said they were suspending the program in Montana.

"They're well aware that voters need to use vote by mail and that the numbers [of absentee ballots] will be much higher".

After drawing ire for comments that he was blocking funding to the USPS to thwart the expansion of mail voting, Trump later claimed that his actions had nothing to do with the campaign.

US President Donald Trump has met criticism over his reluctance to fund the US Postal Service as part of the coronavirus relief deal, with Democrats accusing him of attempting to sabotage mail-in voting - something that POTUS has been opposed to due to fears of election rigging.

Congressional Democrats, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have also called for an investigation of newly installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump donor, over new cost-cutting measures he's instituted that postal workers say have delayed mail delivery.

"Our experience working with the Postal Service is that they are committed". They said the same thing ...

"They've always demonstrated a commitment to the election process and election mail, so we continue to work with them and we expect that to continue to work that way, and I think the letter is a demonstration of that, that they're concerned about it, which is good". "This applies to neighborhoods without individual mailboxes, so we are unable to send outbound mail from our area, without finding a roadside mailbox or risking a trip to the post office".

With the September 1 primary less than 2 1/2 weeks away, and voting by mail already underway, Galvin said he has concerns about that election, but is more anxious about the November election, when there is expected to be far more people casting ballots.

In an email to supporters, Sanders denounced Trump's "outrageous" Thursday statement, in which the president dismissed Democratic leaders' demand for $3.5 billion in election assistance for states and $25 billion for the USPS in order to cope with major delivery delays. In states without universal mail-in voting, applications for mail ballots are generally sent out to voters by mail.

At the same time, the union voiced its concern that a "staggering loss of mail volume" during the COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed its revenue, as it warned almost every state in America that delays at the USPS mean it cannot guarantee that mail-in ballots can be delivered in time to be counted.

Pennsylvania allows voters to request a mail-in ballot as late as October 27, but under current law it must be returned and received by November 3 to count. Officials are advising voters to request their ballots and return them as soon as possible to avoid having their ballots rejected because they arrive too late Tens of thousands of primary ballots this year were rejected for that reasons.

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