More Than Half a Million Mail-In Ballots Rejected In Over 10 Million Voted
Despite pressure from the Democratic Forces to arrange for an exclusively mail-in vote, the existing system is simply not ready to handle that many ballots.
Compared to voting in 2016, the current voters have increased the number of rejected ballots by more than one and a half times. According to NPR, the 318,728 ballots rejected in the 2016 general election and more than 550,000 в 2020 году.
Experts say that the main reasons for the rejection of ballots are errors in filling out the envelopes or the forms themselves. Also, the postal service does not have time to send such a huge amount of mail. In addition to bureaucratic complications, massive violations and crimes occur across the country.
"If something goes wrong with any of this, that's a problem writ large, but it's also going to be one that hits some populations of the United States a bit harder than others, potentially disenfranchises different groups of folks at higher rates," said Rob Griffin of the Democracy Fund, which is conducting a sweeping survey of the 2020 electorate with researchers at UCLA.
Some mail carriers simply throw away thousands of letters and ballots.