Voting Rights Blog Posts

This year, with the nation living under the shadow of a pandemic, and an expectation that COVID-19 will continue to be a presence well into the fall, officials are scrambling to ensure the November 2020 general election proceeds smoothly and safely. However, it has been widely reported that recent actions taken by the Trump Administration seem to undermine the capacity of the United States Postal Service (USPS), the agency entrusted to handle vote-by-mail (VBM) operations. In fact, the President confirmed that his efforts to dismantle the USPS are intended to hinder the Postal Service’s ability to sort and count ballots ahead of the election in November: 

“They need [the $25 billion...