According to the BBC, at a news conference on August 15 local time, trump once again said, “the widespread use of postal ballots for general elections will be disastrous and will make the United States a joke of the world.” Trump believes that this method will take months to count the voting results, and that some votes may be lost in the process, resulting in statistical errors. He himself supports the “more accurate” absentee voting method. But experts say the two voting methods are essentially the same. Absentee voting is just an application process, and the voting method is also by mail. < / P > < p > earlier, trump blocked the U.S. Postal Administration from getting $25 billion in funding, leaving the post office with insufficient funds to support the implementation of universal mail ballots. He also appointed a new postmaster general, Louis dejoy, who implemented a series of cost cutting reforms, including reducing post office hours in multiple states, reducing overtime for postal staff, and no longer automatically classifying ballot papers as priority items. These have led to reduced delivery efficiency and large-scale mail delays. For Trump’s attack on the postal ballot, some people point out that his statement is groundless. Trump only believes that mailing votes will be beneficial, so he reduces the public’s trust in the postal ballot papers to lower the voting rate. < / P > < p > for a series of reforms brought about by the new postmaster general appointed by trump, people have also begun to respond and fight back. Caroline Maloney, chairman of the House Oversight and reform committee, introduced a bill on August 12 to try to reverse dejoy’s reform of the post office. < / P > < p > some people have pointed out that in less than three months’ time, these reform policies will “pose a serious threat to the integrity of the presidential election”. According to the New York Times, on August 16, local time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would shorten the summer recess time of the house, quickly call representatives back to Washington, D.C., and vote on the bill in the next week, so as to prevent a series of new post office reforms. In a letter to lawmakers, Pelosi said, “the life of democracy in the United States is under threat from the president, which is why I appeal to the congressmen to reconvene as soon as possible.” < / P > < p > in addition to the actions of the house of Representatives, senators also said that they would take the same measures to prevent the reform of the post office. Senators have begun to investigate whether mail delivery slows down in the postal service system. Chuck Schumer, a New York state senator and minority leader, issued a statement on the 16th, calling for the recall of senators and a meeting, “hoping to repeal the measures promulgated by director dejoy that have caused great damage to the postal service.”. The coalition of attorneys general also said it was considering suing the government over a series of recent reform policies of the post office. Virginia Attorney General mark herring said, “my colleagues and I are trying to understand what trump and dejoy did, whether they violated the law, and what legal means we have to stop their attacks on the postal system and American democracy.”
is affected by novel coronavirus pneumonia. To prevent large gatherings around polling stations, American States have expanded the use of mailing votes, hoping to use mailing ballots instead of on-site voting. According to the Washington Post, as of August 14, there were more than 180 million registered voters who could vote by mail, accounting for about 77% of all registered voters in the United States. In the United States, 34 states and the capital, Washington, D.C., allow all registered voters to vote by mail. Among them, California and others also said that it would make the voting process easier, such as sending an application form for absenteeism to every voter in the state, or sending the ballot paper to the voters on their own initiative, and allowing voters to send back their completed ballots on November election day. < / P > < p > the opening of the postal ballot authority in these States has also begun to affect other states. For example, in Nebraska, although there is no state wide instruction to open the postal ballot authority, some counties in the state have begun to expand the scope of application of postal ballot. Novel coronavirus pneumonia,
according to the statistical figure, 7 of the red flag States still use face-to-face voting in person. Voters can not be absent from voting on the grounds of fear of new crown pneumonia. Only when they are absent from traditional reasons for their poor physical condition, can voters choose to vote by mail. < p > < p > in fact, the U.S. Postal Service has always been faced with the problem of insufficient funds. Its general adviser, Thomas Marshall, wrote to the leaders of Congress that “we want to do our best to fulfill our obligations in the general election to process and deliver ballot mail in a timely manner, but we can’t balance the cost of mailing and the funds available at present.” < / P > < p > the post office has also asked for $25 billion in funding assistance to address the budget shortfall in mailing ballots. The funding was part of a new epidemic stimulus bill negotiated with the White House, but trump eventually blocked it. At the end of July, Marshall issued a notice to most states, pointing out that the postal delivery estimation showed that the current postal transportation capacity of these states could not effectively put in and recycle votes within the prescribed time, and only a few states such as New Mexico and Oregon had no problems in postal transportation. < / P > < p > and as more and more states begin to expand the application of postal ballots, most states have indicated that they will fully adopt postal ballot, with about 77% of voters using postal ballot, which brings more pressure to the postal service system of each state. According to CNN, the U.S. post office issued a warning on August 14 that voters in 50 states and Washington, D.C., will face the risk of delay in mailing their ballots, unable to send them back to the election office in time for statistics, CNN reported. This also makes many states need to reconsider whether they have the ability to comprehensively adjust their voting methods to postal ballots. < p > < p > under the conflict between the shortage of funds in post office and the increasing demand for postal ballot papers, it has become a difficult problem to be solved whether the full postal ballot can be implemented.