The U.S. Postal Service and the 2020 Elections

In the months leading up to the 2020 general election, many Americans expressed growing fears about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its ability to deliver mail-in ballots in a timely manner. Despite an increased use of vote-by-mail during the coronavirus pandemic and public concerns about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s decision-making, more than 97% of ballots were delivered without delay throughout the final weeks of the election, and the agency administered the largest vote-by-mail election in American history. There were, however, significant regional variations in on-time delivery.

Author: Axel Hufford

A final report on the U.S. Postal Service in the 2020 elections.

Final Report / March 10, 2021
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