President Trump Holds Up Covid-19 Aid to Block Funding for U.S Postal Service (Mail-In Voting)

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On Thursday, President Trump said he is looking to block congressional democrats’ efforts to also include more funds for the election infrastructure and the U.S. Postal Service in the new COVID-19 relief bill, with a bid to block more US voters from voting by mail during this ravaging pandemic.

Democrats in Congress accused president trump of attempting to destroy the already struggling Postal Service in a bid to boost his chances of winning the November election as consecutive polls show him trailing Joe Biden, who is the Democratic presidential contender.

President Trump rallied against the mail-in ballots for a few months as a potential source of fraud, even though millions of US citizens, including a large part of the military, have cast their absentee ballots this way for many years without any issues,

President Trump has rallied against the mail-in ballots for many months stating that it’s a potential source of fraud, even though many people have used it as Covid-19 Pandemic To Hit Japan’s Local Economy More Than It’s Expected, Sino-US Tensions A Factor.

The president stated that top white house negotiators have resisted the congressional democrat’s major call for extra money to continue helping for local voting, congressional and presidential voting during the COVID-19 pandemic that has so far killed over 165,000 us citizens and presented numerous logistical hurdles to organizing large events such as the November elections.

Trump has said that the democrats were to give the postal service $25 billion and if they don’t come to an agreement, then they will have no option, but to stop the universal mail-in ballots. He further stated that if a new agreement is made, which including funding the postal service, then he wouldn’t veto the deal.

The white house representatives, including Steve Mnuchin and Mark Meadows have for the past 6 days not meet with the senate minority leader and the house speaker.

On Thursday, Mitch McConnell, who is the senate majority leader stated that the Republican-controlled Senate would be leaving Washington and would only come back in September unless there was a COVID-19 relief deal that needed a vote.

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Democrats have recently been crying foul accusing president trump and the republicans of trying to make it more difficult for Americans to cast their ballots as experts highlighted their concerns about the coronavirus infection fears might keep half of the voters away from voting in person.

About 1 out of 4 American voters voted by mail-in in 2016, and trump has also voted by mail. President Trump has also criticized the state efforts to make this mode of voting more accessible, stating that without any evidence, it might result in widespread fraud. However, evidence has proven that this mode of voting is just as secure as other modes of voting.

The house speaker, Nancy Pelosi has stated that any COVID-19 relief bill ought to include billions of US Dollars to not only protect the rights of Americans to vote but also other essential services like mailing prescription drugs.

Kayleigh McEnany, who is the White House Spokeswoman, stated that President Trump’s administration will oppose any extra funding for election security. 

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