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US Election 2020: What is postal voting and why Trump opposing it?

Washington: With nearly two and half months to go before one of the crucial presidential elections in current US history, Donald Trump has uptrend his attacks on postal or mail-in casting a ballot. 

While mail-in voting has been a part of US elections for decades, Amid COVID-19 pandemic , enormous American voters are set to project their ballots via the post this time

In the 2016 presidential election, nearly one  of the four voters cast their polling forms through post. The quantity of Americans deciding to cast a ballot via mail this time could be two-fold the figure as the nation struggles to get a grip on the pandemic that has claimed more than 170,000 American lives and shows little signs of slowing down in many parts of the US.

As the Voting day is just around the corner, Trump is cautioning of massive electoral fraud, due to postal casting. Trump said he opposed new postal funding because of his opposition to mail-in voting, which he maintains will benefit Democrats. He also claims, without evidence, that it is rife with fraud.

What is postal voting and how does it work? 

Postal Voting is voting in an election where ballot papers are distributed to electors (and typically returned) by post, in contrast to electors voting in person at a polling station or electronically via an electronic voting system. A voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper and sending it back to the election officer before counting.

Unlike in India, where the Constitution provides for a separate rule-making Election Commission that is independent of the executive in government, all US elections–federal, state, and local– are directly organised by the governments of individual states.

Six states are already arranging an “all-mail” polling form government political race, which implies every single enlisted voter in these states will consequently get postal voting forms; these must be either sent back or they can be dropped off upon the arrival of the political decision

 

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