Trump vows to block money for Postal Service that would aid mail-in voting - 2020-08-13

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F182.png Trump vows to block money for Postal Service that would aid mail-in voting August 13, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

Funding for the U.S. Postal Service and to shore up election infrastructure became a major sticking point in congressional talks on coronavirus relief, as President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to block any money to facilitate mail-in voting.

The Republican president has been railing against mail-in ballots for months as a possible source of fraud, although there is little evidence it takes place and millions of Americans — including much of the military — have used the post office to cast absentee ballots for years.

Trump said his negotiators have resisted Democrats' calls for additional money to help prepare for presidential, congressional and local voting during a pandemic that has killed more than 166,000 Americans and presented severe logistical challenges to organizing large events like the Nov. 3 election.

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{{cite news | title = Trump vows to block money for Postal Service that would aid mail-in voting | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-usps-fox-interviews-1.5684732 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = August 13, 2020 | accessdate = May 3, 2022 }}