Big Democratic Lead in Early Voting

Early voting has started, and Democrats are doing well: Politico: Democrats build big edge in early voting The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican data experts. In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Democrats have a roughly…

Early Voting Means We Need Early Counting

No question, the November election is shaping up to be a unique one. Between the pandemic, the sabotage of the Postal Service (and have you thanked a postal employee today? I have), the fear of longer lines at the fewer polling places, lots and lots of voters are planning to mail their ballots in as…

CRITICAL Advice: Making Sure Your Mail-In Ballot Counts

The Washington Post has a front-page story up today on how to make sure your mail-in ballot is processed and counted: How to prevent your mail ballot from being rejected. This is advice that everyone needs to pay attention to — and make sure it gets spread to people who haven't voted by mail before,…

Postmaster General Says He is “Suspending” Efforts to Screw Up the Mail

Breaking, with updates to follow: Postmaster general announces he is “suspending” policies that were blamed for causing mail delays Breaking: Amid intense scrutiny, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that he is expanding a task force on election mail and he expects the Postal Service to deliver “election mail on time and within our well-established service…

Postal Service Triples the Cost of Mailing Ballots to Voters

This is a story in progress; I’ll try to get more information soon. American Prospect is reporting that Capitol Forum (paywall) is saying Trump’s toady Postmaster General is striking another blow at voting by mail: The Postal Service has informed states that they’ll need to pay first-class 55-cent postage to mail ballots to voters, rather…

With the Virus Certain to Spread, We Need Vote By Mail in Every State

With the coronavirus starting to spread, we should think of ways to deal with the pandemic since containment now looks impossible. The best way to save the election of 2020 might be to allow all voters to Vote By Mail as some states already do. All states allow some absentee voting, but many require excuses. Most state…