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The making of a meltdown


August 13, 2020


With the November election looming and the pandemic going nowhere, federal officials must ensure the public's trust in voting by mail.

This year has been a slog. The pandemic and subsequent economic nosedive have made millions of Americans hurt, and excruciatingly, there is no end in sight. When this all ends, nobody knows.

Accordingly, Americans from sea to shining sea have had to adapt their routines to accommodate this strange new standard. One of the most import functions of our democracy – the simple act of voting – will be greatly affected by the pandemic come November. Sadly, the logical switch to mail-in ballots hasn't been met with bipartisan embrace, instead devolving into a political hot potato that has only...

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