U.S. Postal Service Warns Numerous States That Mail-in Ballots May be Delivered Too Late to be Counted

U.S. Postal Service warns Numerous States That Mail-in Ballots May be Delivered Too Late to be Counted

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 4:02 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 12:38 PM

NBC News - Numerous states have received letters from the U.S. Postal Service in recent days warning them that the agency that oversees mail in the United States will not be able to fulfill requests for mail-in ballots.

The letters, sent by the postal service's general counsel, Thomas Marshall, say that states' election "deadlines for requesting and casting mail-in ballots are incongruous with the Postal Service's delivery standards." The implication is serious, as the ballots of tens of millions of American voters eligible to vote by mail could be discarded because of delays in mail delivery.

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