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Politics New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says

07:05  14 august  2020
07:05  14 august  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Elections in New Jersey , 2020. Election date: Nov . 3. Registration deadline(s): Oct. 13. Online registration: No. Same-day registration: No. Early voting starts: Pending. Absentee/ mail voting deadline(s): Nov . 5 (received). Voter ID: No ID.

Early voting permits citizens to cast ballots in person at a polling place prior to an election. Another three states utilized all- mail voting systems, eliminating the need for early voting . New Jersey . Newark Public Schools candidate filing deadline. Ballot access.

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce as soon as Friday that the state's November election will be conducted largely through mail-in ballots, a source familiar with the move confirmed to CNN.

Philip D. Murphy wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images

The expected announcement will make New Jersey -- which conducted its primaries almost entirely by mail -- the latest state to expand mail-in voting for the presidential election in response to the novel coronavirus.

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Postal voting in the United States, also referred to as mail - in voting or vote by mail, is a form of absentee ballot in the United States, in which a ballot is mailed to the home of a registered voter , who fills it out and returns it by postal mail or drops it off in-person into a secure drop box or at a voting

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Due to the pandemic, voting by mail is becoming an increasingly popular option since many voters may prefer not to wait in long lines at polling stations. If Murphy announces that all registered voters will automatically be mailed ballots, New Jersey will become the ninth state -- plus Washington, DC -- to have that system of voting for the November election.

News of the planned announcement, which was first reported by the New Jersey Globe, comes the same day that President Donald Trump said he opposes much-needed funding for the Postal Service because he doesn't want to see it used for mail-in voting this November.

Trump says mail-in voting will be a 'nightmare' and 'you'll never know who the winner is, but the winner is going to be me'

  Trump says mail-in voting will be a 'nightmare' and 'you'll never know who the winner is, but the winner is going to be me' President Donald Trump has made so many unfounded claims on mail-in voting that he now appears to be confusing himself. Trump on Wednesday described mail-in voting as a "nightmare" before going on to suggest (without evidence) that it would lead to widespread fraud, making it difficult to declare who won, before adding he would still be the winner."You'll never know who the winner is, but the winner is going to be me," Trump said during a meeting with Arizona's governor.

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During an interview on Fox Business, Trump said that if the Postal Service does not receive the additional $25 billion funding request that Democrats have included in the ongoing stimulus negotiations, then he believes it won't be able to handle the influx of mail-in ballots in the upcoming election.

"They want three-and-a-half billion dollars for something that'll turn out to be fraudulent. That's election money, basically. They want three-and-a-half billion dollars for the mail-in votes. Universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion, billion, for the post office. Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots," Trump said, repeating his false claims that mail-in voting would be "fraudulent."

Later, in an evening news conference, he said would not veto a bill that contains the funding, but continued to claim without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to widespread fraud.

In reality, there is no widespread voter fraud in US elections, and nonpartisan experts say neither party automatically benefits when states expand access to mail-in voting.

New Jersey had used its National Guard to help support polling locations for the state's primary last month.

This was the first time in the history of the New Jersey National Guard that more than 120 soldiers reported in civilian clothes to county election boards and polling sites in seven counties to help in the primary, according to the US Department of Defense.

Trump campaign sues New Jersey over mail-in voting .
The Trump campaign on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) after he issued an executive order requiring every voter in the state receive a mail-in ballot, in addition to being allowed to vote in-person if desired, as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic.The lawsuit, obtained by Reuters, was filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey to invalidate "Executive Order 177."The campaign claimsThe lawsuit, obtained by Reuters, was filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey to invalidate "Executive Order 177.

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