Local, state leaders work to ensure fair November election following problem-ridden primaries

Following the problem-ridden primaries, a Westchester County Board of Legislators Task Force came up with recommendations for voting improvements in the fall.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2020, 12:14 AM

Updated 1,376 days ago

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The prospect of voting by mail has generated controversy and growing fears as the country nears the November election.
Hudson Valley voters aren't the only ones who are concerned in the wake of the June 23 primaries.
Following the problem-ridden primaries, a Westchester County Board of Legislators Task Force came up with recommendations for voting improvements in the fall.
These recommendations include, expanded early voting hours, multi-media campaigns encouraging early voting, multi-lingual absentee voting instructions and drop boxes for returning absentee ballots.
President Donald Trump has opposed the use of absentee ballots, raising fears of massive voter fraud.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is demanding that postmaster general and Trump-appointee, Louis DeJjoy appear before a senate hearing.
Schumer accuses DeJoy of implementing changes at the postal service that are slowing mail delivery and jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 election.
"If Mr. DeJoy refuses to appear, he should be stamped 'return to sender.' He shouldn't be allowed to be the Postmaster General," says Schumer.
Meanwhile, Hudson Valley voters are paying close attention, but still hoping for a fair election process.
"If I'm voting through the mail, I wanna make sure my vote reaches the right place and is counted the right way!" says Manny Fakhouri, of Yonkers.
 


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