In 2000 Florida was at the heart of an electoral dispute that put Bush’s victory to question. Mail-in voting during coronavirus could trigger similar chaos.
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Will states let all voters cast absentee ballots given concerns about the coronavirus? A question for the U.S. Supreme Court as November polls approach.
Black Americans have traditionally preferred voting in person. The coronavirus threatens this tradition. There is a strong push for expanded vote-by-mail.
The U.S. Postal Service would be vital to expanded vote-by-mail during coronavirus. But the service is struggling, which could hurt mail-in election.
An anti-Trump group within the GOP is pushing for voting by mail through a new ad which it shared exclusively with The Hill on Thursday.
Experts worry push for 2020 mail voting could leave Native American voters behind. Struggles will include issues like mail access and language barriers.
Advocacy for mail by voting during coronavirus is gaining more steam as 800 public health experts call on Congress to fund it.
A new poll shows that an overwhelming number of Americans are in support of vote-by-mail during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus has affected America’s electoral landscape. A major concern is if Americans will lose their right to vote during the pandemic.
How will the coronavirus influence voting? This has been the principal if not the only concern of the American voter since the outbreak of the pandemic.