The US Postal Service under Louis DeJoy has unrolled measures that have delayed mail voting nationwide. A third judge has ordered a stop to these measures.
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Vote-by-mail programs date back to the Civil War. U.S. armed forces have long used the mail to cast their ballots from the front lines.
Early voting has started yet some states are still in legal battles over balloting methods. This is leading to uncertainty which Trump is fanning.
Absentee ballots will dominate November’s vote. However, Americans abroad face major obstacles ensuring their vote is counted during the vote.
Many figures have attempted to transform the way Americans vote. Among them is the story of a bold Texas county clerk, Dana DeBeauvoir.
US “voters with visual impairments say without accessible absentee ballots they must risk their health or give up privacy”, Aljazeera.
AG William Barr has again blasted mail-in-voting. In his renewed condemnation of the method, he claims ‘there are going to be ballots floating around’.
This year’s elections will be quite like nothing ever seen before. Stadia, drive-thrus and even movie theatres are set to become polling places.
WH and AG Barr tried using former President Jimmy Carter to discredit mail-il voting but the President has affirmed it is a safe voting method.
Overseas military and family members now have a free express mail option for their absentee ballot ahead of the November elections.