Is Mail-in Voting an Issue

Mail-in voting: What’s really happening?


34 states and the District of Columbia will allow mail-in voting for the election on 3 November 2020.

  • For months, Donald Trump has been outspoken against mail-in voting, saying that it will increase election fraud and lead to corruption by domestic and foreign actors.
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more Americans than ever are expected to vote absentee via mail-in ballots.
  • On 13 August, Donald Trump said that he was “blocking Democrats’ effort to include funds for the U.S. Postal Service and election infrastructure in a new coronavirus relief bill” in an effort to reduce mail-in voting.
  • Simultaneously, the US postal service has experienced major delays, sparking concern on both sides of the aisle about the viability of a mail-in voting system.
  • In reality, mail-in voting is extremely secure; extensive measures are in place to prevent voter fraud.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Seeks to prove time and time again that neither voter fraud nor foreign influence is of heightened concern for mail-in ballots, and argues that Trump is only focusing on the issue to suppress votes.
  • Argues that even republicans want mail-in voting to work, despite Trump’s claims, providing examples of bipartisan support.
  • Provides information-based reporting about participation and encourage voters to get involved from home.




Do you have questions about how to vote? Visit for state-specific information on who can vote, how to register, and what to do to exercise your right.


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