According to a new report from the Washington Post, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has warned 46 states that some ballots cast by mail in the November election won’t arrive in time to be counted due to delivery delays.
Per the Washington Post, the letters sketch a grim possibility for the tens of millions of Americans eligible for a mail-in ballot this fall: Even if people follow all of their state’s election rules, the pace of Postal Service delivery may disqualify their votes.
NBC News also reported the Postal Service says it’s unlikely there will be enough time to request, complete and return mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania to be counted for the Nov. 3 presidential election.
The letter warns “a risk that ballots requested near the deadline under state law will not be returned by mail in time to be counted under your laws as we understand them.”
President Trump said on Thursday he opposes funding for the US Postal Service because he doesn’t want to see it used for expanded mail-in voting this November, a system he has railed again and accused of being unreliable.