The Postal Service indicated it would take two-to-five days to mail back ballots but, according to Pennsylvania's filing, that is a longer time frame for first class mail than the service had indicated ahead of the Pennsylvania primary just last month. "If we don't make the deal, that means they can't have the money; that means they can't have universal mail-in voting". "Despite our good faith efforts, they're still refusing to share the information we're seeking, which goes to the heart of whether the Trump administration is willfully delaying mail delivery to influence the upcoming election". That has led to predictions of an unprecedented amount of mail voting in the presidential election.
Trump's comments Thursday were not made in isolation.
Democrats are aiming to secure $25 billion to support the postal service and another $3.6 billion to implement vote-by-mail programs in the next virus relief package.
There has been speculation the president might block legislation, which provides the agency with additional funds because of his opposition to the extension of mail-in voting.
Pennsylvania's secretary of state asked the state Supreme Court to allow ballots to be counted if they are received up to three days after the November 3 election, rather than on Election Day.
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But contrary to what the president said, the Postal Service has enough funding now to handle the surge in ballots.
The measures are being fought over as part of a new COVID-19 relief package. "Therefore, they can't do the universal mail-in vote". He's pairing the tough Postal Service stance in congressional negotiations with an increasingly robust mail-in-voting legal fight in states that could decide the election. Trump has also criticized voting by mail.
"Now they want to take it countrywide - mail-in voting".
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Instead, officials threatened ship owners, insurers, and captains with targeted sanctions to make them hand over their cargo. The threat posed by its proxies has forced United States forces "to pull back", said Gen McKenzie, the head of Centcom.
It was not clear why the invitation has yet to be accepted, but those familiar with the exchange said the delay is unusual, considering that election officials will begin sending out absentee ballots as soon as September.
"In these urban areas, for most of the folks, it's not going to be a big deal to make the trek to the post office to pick up whatever they were waiting on", Headrick said. "That's where I have a real challenge with anyone saying that they're withholding funding for a political reason". DeJoy is a major Republican donor and holds a multimillion-dollar stake in his former company XPO Logistics, a USPS contractor, likely creating a major conflict of interest, according to a CNN investigation of financial disclosures and ethics experts.
He was in Rochester talking about the number of jobs in the Finger Lakes that would be lost if the postal service continues to fail.
For the November election, Vermont will move to a true vote-by-mail system with ballots mailed to all active registered voters.
Whether any of these proposals could bolster mail-in ballot security or avoid the pitfalls security researchers routinely lob at existing blockchain-backed voting systems was unclear at press time.
"We definitely know that the president is absolutely wrong concerning vote-by-mail", she said.
Put another way, Pennsylvania's deadlines for mail-in voting around Election Day may be too late for a slow-moving postal service.
President Donald Trump isn't quiet about his hate for the U.S. Postal Service.