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The US Postal Service warned of the danger of delayed ballot delivery

Voters vote at the primary presidential election point in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on April 7, 2020. Photo: AFP / VNA

The Washington Post cited letters stating that even when voters cast their ballots on time set by the states, the USPS could not guarantee timely delivery of ballots. The content of some of the letters posted on the USPS website contains a warning “specific deadlines regarding the request to vote by mail or to vote by post that do not conform to the standards. delivery by USPS “.

This creates the risk that when the deadline for registration is reached under state law, when a new voter requests to vote by mail, the ballot will be difficult to be returned in time according to the statutory vote count deadline. of the states. The July 29 letters were addressed to elected officials in 46 US states and Washington, DC. Despite issuing a warning letter, the USPS said it was well prepared and ensured maximum capacity to carry out the task in the upcoming postal election.

Due to the epidemic of acute respiratory infections COVID-19, the 2020 US presidential election is likely to see an unprecedented high number of postal votes and will also be the most controversial election ever. now on. The current President Donald Trump has always opposed voting by mail, a way he fears will lead to beneficial “fraud” of opponents from the Democratic Party, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a development related to the US election, the New York City Police Association on August 14 officially publicly supported President Trump to be re-elected in the upcoming election. According to the VNA correspondent in New York, this is the first time that the Police Association of a major Democratic state has publicly supported the candidate and incumbent Republican president. Speaking on New York TV channel 1, New York City Police Association President Patrick Lynch affirmed that for the first time in 36 years, the association decided to officially support the incumbent President.

This organization represents interests for the majority of New York police circles, both active and retired people. In recent months of protests against racism and police violence across the United States, Trump has always had a strong support for law enforcement. The Trump administration also vehemently opposed police budget cuts following large-scale protests in June. Mr. Trump thanked the New York Police Association for support and affirmed that part of his agenda if re-elected would be “anti-crime and support the police”.

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