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Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, raising the possibility that millions could be disenfranchised.

Voters in several states also complained that some curbside mail collection boxes were being removed.

Even as President Donald Trump rails against widescale voting by mail, the post office is bracing for an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The warning letters sent to states raise the possibility that Americans eligible for mail-in ballots this fall will not be able to use them — even if they follow election rules.