August 20, 2020 at 7:41 AM EDT
Election officers race to broaden voting choices as Postal Service disaster spurs alarm
Election officers are racing to set up extra poll drop containers and safe giant venues for Election Day voting, a part of an pressing push to reassure Americans frightened about trusting their ballots to a U.S. Postal Service engulfed in a political storm.
State and native election officers say they’ve been inundated with calls from residents distrustful of voting by mail, given widespread reviews of postal delays in latest weeks, in addition to Trump’s public hostility to the follow.
“We’re facing a crisis here, a major crisis,” mentioned Steuart Pittman, the highest official in Anne Arundel County, Md., exterior Baltimore. “If this election is not carried out in a way that people accept the result, we’ll have a national crisis.”
By Amy Gardner, Michelle Lee and Erin Cox