Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the USPS
As Democrats accuse the Trump administration of trying to undermine mail-in voting, election officials around the country hope to bypass the Postal Service by installing ballot drop boxes in libraries, community centers and other public places. (Aug. 20)
Rachel Maddow reports on an abrupt order by Texas governor Greg Abbott to reduce the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county. Aired on 10/01/2020. California's Secretary of State issued a cease-and-desist order, telling the state's GOP to remove illegal ballot drop boxes by Thursday. But, the party isn't backing down, citing the state's "ballot harvesting" law. CBS News campaign reporter Musadiq Bidar joined Elain Quijano to discuss. The US Postal Service has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted November 3, the Election Day.
States are scrambling to install ballot drop boxes to encourage early voting.
That is despite President Donald Trump's claims without evidence that mail-in voting will encourage fraud.
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