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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Looming Election Challenge: Mail Ballots That Never Reach Voters

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

After a poorly attended rally in Tulsa and falling support in opinion polls, President Trump has renewed his false attacks on mail-in voting.

But as states keep encouraging voting from home in response to the pandemic and 2020's primaries and runoffs continue, a recurring election administration problem may be playing into Trump's myths about Democrats voting more than once.

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Trump’s Crusade Against Mail Ballots May Backfire In Key State

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump has recently been railing against mail-in voting, baselessly claiming that it promotes and encourages voter fraud. But the GOP actually has a long history of encouraging absentee ballots: as recently as last year, Pennsylvania Republicans voted to make voting by mail easier.

And now, journalist Andrew Seidman reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pennsylvania GOP finds itself torn between its own promotion of mail-in ballots and wanting to follow Trump's whims.

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Time Is Running Out For Mail Balloting In June 2 Primary States

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

In Pennsylvania, a presidential swing state that will hold primary elections on June 2, some election officials and voters are already expressing concern that time is running out to handle a historic jump to voting from home in the pandemic—possibly disenfranchising many voters.

Tuesday, May 26—one week before the primary—was the last day for voters to request a mail-in ballot. But "thousands of Pennsylvania voters might not get their ballots in time to actually vote," the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Local election officials had been working "16 hours a day to try to keep up" with processing ballot applications, the Inquirer reported, even as the mayor redeployed city workers to help.

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