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General News    H3'ed 4/12/21

Postmortem: Auditing Absentee Ballot Deadlines in US 2020 Election

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“One of the most heavily contested voting-policy issues in the 2020 election, in both the courts and the political arena, was the deadline for returning absentee ballots. Going into the election, the policy in a majority of states was that ballots had to be received by election night to be valid. Lawsuits seeking an extension of these deadlines were brought around the country for two reasons: First, because of the pandemic, the fall election would see a massive surge in absentee ballots; and second, there were concerns about the competence and integrity of the U.S. Postal Service, particularly after President Trump appointed a major GOP donor as the new postmaster general.”

The article concludes that the sum total of absentee ballots lost through refusal to extend deadlines for receipt of absentee ballots was minimal and wouldn’t have affected the outcome of Election 2020.

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