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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 07:12 AM

US Postal Service Warning: Calif. Rejected 100,000 Ballots Postmarked Too Late, Va. 5% Too Late [View all]

'California rejected 100,000 ballots postmarked too late, and Trump wants it to be worse in November.' Laura Clawson for Daily Kos Labor, Daily Kos Staff, 27, 2020. - Excerpts, Ed.:

The Postal Service is not just responsible for prescriptions and letters from grandparents during a pandemic and basically every damn thing people in rural areas need shipped to them; American democracy itself is at stake. With coronavirus likely to still be a major concern in many states come November—thanks, Trump!—more people than ever will be voting by mail.

But in California, where voting by mail is already an established practice, more than 100,000 ballots in the March primary were rejected because they weren’t postmarked in time. “We are very concerned, and we want the public to be aware,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein warned, pointing to the possibility of bigger problems in November.

In Virginia, as many as 5% of ballots were rejected because they were postmarked too late. The Postal Service needs the resources to process these ballots quickly enough to get them counted, but Trump—who has made his fear and loathing of mail voting more than clear—wants the opposite.

Reports are spreading that Trump’s new postmaster general is issuing direct orders that would slow down the mail, while in at least one state, postal workers say their state postmaster is going even further to create delays. The Republican Party has long wanted to destroy the USPS for multiple reasons...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/27/1964262/-Postal-workers-warn-that-Trump-s-war-on-the-USPS-could-threaten-vote-by-mai

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