Poll: Voters Saying They’ll Vote By Mail Plunges Amid Trump Attacks, USPS Issues

Voters are abandoning plans to vote by mail in the November election and opting to vote in person instead, a recent NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll found, with the share of respondents who plan to vote by mail dropping by 15% since May as President Donald Trump attacks mail-in voting and the U.S. Postal Service has faced delays.

In addition to Trump’s comments about mail-in voting, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said that Russia is amplifying disinformation about mail-in voting as part of its efforts to influence the election. The Russian disinformation campaign, which includes accusations of fraud and the suggestion that mail-in ballots could “burden” the USPS, echo comments that Trump has made, which have all been proven false.

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