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Wisconsin presidential recount in 4th day, with few changes

Wisconsin's partial presidential recount entered its fourth day Monday, with very few changes in vote totals as President Donald Trump's attorneys appeared to be focused on a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots, including the one cast by an attorney for the campaign.

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day.

What if your ballot hasn’t arrived? Take your cue from this Liberty Lake woman

After Gail Gering didn't receive her ballot this month, she called the Spokane County Elections Office to find out why. Her story should urge all voters to be diligent about checking their registration status, and contact local election officials if they haven't received their ballot by the middle of this week. 

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare.

DeJoy says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the November elections.

Washington Democrats support probe of postal service

As Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the U.S. House of Representatives back into session this week to investigate the Postal Service, Washington Democrats in both chambers criticized plans to reorganize the mail system and the state’s attorney general was considering legal action.

It’s the last day to vote

Remember those ballots that showed up in the mail about two weeks ago? Today’s the last day to mark and turn them in.

Court: Absentee ballots that come after election won’t count

The Michigan appeals court denied a request to require the counting of absentee ballots received after the time polls close on Election Day, ruling that the battleground state's deadline remains intact despite voters' approval of a constitutional amendment that expanded mail-in voting.

California rejected 100K mail-in ballots because of mistakes

More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in the state's effort to ensure every vote is counted.

Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race

The coronavirus has devastated the U.S. Postal Service's finances. The Trump administration may attach big strings to bailouts. The agency’s responsibilities, meanwhile, are mounting. A dramatic shift in many states to voting by mail is intended to protect voters from spreading the virus at polling places.