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Trump-Throttled Post Office May Disenfranchise American Troops

January 5, 2021

Trump-Throttled Post Office May Disenfranchise American Troops.

Georgia voters in the military and citizens living overseas are concerned that their mail-in ballots won’t get delivered in time to be counted in the January 5th senatorial runoff elections. The resource-starved U.S. Postal Service is reeling from Louis DeJoy’s cutbacks, COVID-19 staff outages, and after-effects and backlogs of the Christmas rush. USPS has pledged to fast-track election mail, but on-time mail deliveries in the Atlanta area were as low as 54% a few weeks ago. Ballots must arrive by 7:00 PM today to be valid. Results of the contest may determine control of the U.S. Senate.


“USPS delays could hit Georgia military, overseas ballots,” Hannah Denham and Jacob Bogage, Washington Post


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Voting By Mail, 2020

August 18, 2020

Voting By Mail, 2020 (Back)

Americans have been voting by mail since the Civil War, and faith in the postal system has buttressed our faith in democracy. The U.S. Postal Service has efficiently delivered billions of cards, letters and packages every Christmas season, but the last few months have seen an erosion of some of the resources that have made that possible. Many more Americans are expected to vote by mail this year due to the pandemic, and they’ll need to request ballot forms and mail in their ballots as soon as possible to insure their participation in the 2020 election.

Help your friends who’ll be away from home or have health concerns to vote by mail by sending them reminder postcards (sample text for a North Carolina voter living in DC is provided above). Do it real soon, because someone is delaying the mail.

What should the front of the postcard look like? Maybe something like this: