Lexington’s Paul Steidler’s October 26 blog post was quoted by Bloomberg News in their analysis of the potential impact of U.S. Postal Service delivery delays on ballot counts. Experts are now saying that mail-in ballots should be dropped off at voting sites before Election Day instead of mailed.
“First-class mail service is now nearly as bad as it was during the worst period this summer. Eight days before the election, this is quite troubling,” said Steidler. “If ten million ballots are mailed in by voters two days before their states’ respective deadlines, 1.4 million will be late. The quickest standard for first-class mail is two-day delivery,” he added.
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