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"Millions of Mail-in Ballots at Risk in Battleground States

Millions of mail-in ballots haven’t been received by election offices in critical battleground states, where recent slowdowns in mail deliveries risk some votes not arriving in time to count for the presidential election.

As of Oct. 30, more than seven million mailed ballots had not been returned in the 13 most competitive states that require ballots to arrive on or before Election Day, a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from the University of Florida’s U.S. Elections Project found. That’s about 28% of the more than 24 million ballots that had been tallied in those states, the Elections Project data show.

Many of the states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida, were narrowly won in the 2016 presidential election, in some cases by only a few thousand votes, making the outstanding ballots potentially critical to figuring a winner this time around.

Mail delays won’t help the situation: So far this week, first-class mail times have slowed from the week before in 12 of the 13 competitive states with tight deadlines, according to data from mail-tracking firm GrayHair Software.

In a statement, the Postal Service said it had seen an exceedingly high volume of mail moving through the system this week, and was continuing to “implement extraordinary measures to advance and expedite the delivery of the nation’s ballots,” including extra trips, extended overtime shifts for workers and mail collection on Sunday.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elec...in-battleground-states/ar-BB1azk5n?li=BBnb7Kz "
 

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Perhaps all those high speed sorting machines should not have been scrapped, and top USPS officials not shown the door a few months ago.
 

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The question is, who does this benefit? The Democrats were screaming for voting by mail, so will they be overrepresented among the lost ballots? Or was that just a scam to get Republicans to do it?
 

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My mail-in ballot will not be mailed. If a glitch prevents me from voting in person, I will drive it downtown or have someone drive it downtown to drop off at the election board office.
 

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The question is, who does this benefit? The Democrats were screaming for voting by mail, so will they be overrepresented among the lost ballots? Or was that just a scam to get Republicans to do it?
Considering that they reversed course and are now telling people to vote in person, I'd say this helps us. Plus, the breakdown of D vesus R on how they planned on voting shows Dems overwhelmingly were voting by mail.
 
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