I mailed my ballot on time. Florida tossed it. 2020 will be worse.

I mailed my ballot on time. Florida tossed it. 2020 will be worse.
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[Ed. – The solution is simple. The government should accept every mail-in ballot it receives without review. No doubt that would please Washington Post readers.]

My ballot represented how delivery problems resulted in disenfranchisement, thanks to a problematic rule: Florida’s 7 p.m. Election Day receipt deadline. Under current law, overseas ballots have a 10-day grace period to arrive and be counted; our complaint asked that this also apply to ballots mailed domestically. Expanding that window could preserve the rights of tens thousands of people statewide. …

Exhibit 1 in our lawsuit showed just how bad Florida’s mail ballot discard numbers are. About 26,300 Floridians who thought they’d successfully voted by mail in 2018 actually hadn’t, according to a lengthy analysis by Dartmouth government professor Michael Herron. Their ballots were discarded because of lateness, or because the envelope lacked a signature, or because the signature didn’t match the one on file at election headquarters. The discard rate in early 2020 was even worse. …

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