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How Voting by Mail Became a Trump-Led Fight in U.S.: QuickTake

July 31, 2020, 1:41 PM

Voting by mail, which began in the U.S. during the Civil War when soldiers were away from home, has become increasingly popular in recent elections. A surge in mail-in ballots is expected this November as Americans avoid polling places for fear of contracting the coronavirus. But President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and others in the Republican Party are resistant to making vote-by-mail an option for all -- with Trump going so far as to suggest delaying the election until the pandemic eases. The fight is playing out in state capitals and courtrooms around the country, ...