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Swamp Stories Episode 17: Setting the Record Straight


“So it is not a problem with the volume of mail, even if every election office in the country mailed their ballots on the same day, which we don’t in the United States, they’re spread out over a month. It would still literally be a blip on their radar.”

Running an election amidst a pandemic presents historic challenges — a problem made even more difficult by a new and unprecedented controversy about absentee voting, a well-established method of casting a ballot which is expected to double this election. Voters on both sides of the aisle are left wondering what the facts are, and whether or not we’ll be able to trust the outcome because of it.

In episode 17, Weston sets the record straight by talking with two election experts about absentee voting and the Postal Service’s ability to handle the increase in mail-in ballots.

Listeners will hear from:

  • Amber McReynolds, National Vote at Home Institute, CEO
  • Tammy Patrick, Democracy Fund, Senior Advisor to the Elections Program

Listen to episode 17, “Setting the Record Straight,” now to learn more about absentee voting and how you can make your voice heard this year.