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Despite USPS Challenges, State Officials Remain Confident In NC Mail-In Ballots

State officials have been preparing for a major spike in mail-in ballots since the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March. North Carolina will be the first state in the country to start sending out mail-in ballots this year on Sept. 4, and election officials are prepared to pre-process votes received by mail. 

However, voters are still concerned about the security and reliability of the process in light of recent reports of postal issues, including the dismantling of mail sorting machines and the removal of mailboxes from their locations. Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC political reporter Rusty Jacobs about his coverage of the state’s mail-in ballot prep. U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-Charlotte joins the conversation to share her concerns about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s changes to the USPS and why she and some of her constituents are protesting in Charlotte.

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